Definition of Deputy

1. Noun. Someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies.

Exact synonyms: Deputy Sheriff
Generic synonyms: Law Officer, Lawman, Peace Officer
Derivative terms: Deputise, Deputise



2. Noun. An assistant with power to act when his superior is absent.
Exact synonyms: Lieutenant
Generic synonyms: Assistant, Help, Helper, Supporter
Specialized synonyms: Second-in-command, Vicar-general, Vice-regent
Derivative terms: Deputise, Deputise, Deputize, Deputize, Lieutenancy

3. Noun. A member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France).
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic
Generic synonyms: Legislator

4. Noun. A person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others.
Exact synonyms: Surrogate
Generic synonyms: Agent
Specialized synonyms: Vicegerent
Derivative terms: Deputise, Deputise, Deputize, Deputize

Definition of Deputy

1. n. 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.

Definition of Deputy

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. ''(in France):'' A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif ¹

3. Noun. (Ireland) a member of Dáil Éireann, or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deputy

1. one appointed to act for another [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deputy

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deputy (current term)
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dequalinium
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Literary usage of Deputy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"ert Needham"; that after making the arrest the sheriff, by his deputy, brought the defendant in execution to Greensboro, aud upon his arrival took him to ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1914)
"WORK OF CHIEF deputy. I wish to call your attention to the work of the Chief deputy. ... It is the duty of the Chief deputy to visit as adviser the several ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1911)
"LORDS LIEUTENANT, LORDS deputy AND LORDS JUSTICES OF IRELAND FROM 1485 (All Lords Lieutenant and deputy are given, but not date* of renewal of office when ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by John Lansing Wendell, New York (State). Supreme Court (1874)
"Notice of such assignment had not been given to the deputy sheriff or to the ... The material question, then, appears to me to be, whether the deputy ..."

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