1 someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies [syn: deputy sheriff]
2 an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent [syn: lieutenant]
3 a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
4 a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others [syn: surrogate]
- One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
- (in France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif
- (Ireland) a member of Dáil
Éireann, or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally
capitalised in both cases)
- Eamon Ryan is a Deputy in the Dáil.
- At today's meeting, Deputy Ryan will speak on local issues.
- Eamon Ryan is a Deputy in the Dáil.
Usage notesDeputy is used in combination with the names of various executive officers, to denote an assistant empowered to act in their name; as, deputy collector, deputy marshal, deputy sheriff.
Deputy is a rank or title, or part of a title, used in various organizations with a codified command structure. It often designates someone who is "second-in-command," and as such, may precede the name of the rank directly above it. For example, a "Deputy Master" is likely to be second-in-command to the "Master" in an organization utilizing both such ranks. Dep. is the common abbrevation of "Deputy" and most widely accepted.http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/deputyhttp://www.aresearchguide.com/comabb.html
Deputy is also a last name, although not too common. It is thought to originate as a name in the 1400s in England.
Deputy may also refer to:
- An individual responsible for managing the finances and assets of another person in the UK
- Steward (office)
- Deputy (legislator), a legislator in many countries, including:
- Deputy sheriff, deputized by a sheriff to perform the same duties as he
- Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
- Deputy White House Chief of Staff
- Deputy Dawg
- Deputy, Indiana, a small town in the United States
deputy in German: Deputy
deputy in Slovenian: Poslanec
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