- deputee (archaic)
From French député, from Late Latin deputatus (“appointed”).
deputy (plural deputies)
- One appointed as the substitute of others, and empowered to act for them, in their name or their behalf; a substitute in office.
- the deputy of a prince
- The deputy sheriff was promoted after his senior retired.
- As the deputy store manager, he is able to fire staff.
- Synonyms: lieutenant, representative, delegate, vice, vicegerent
- (mining, historical) A person employed to install and remove props, brattices, etc. and to clear gas, for the safety of the miners.
- (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.
- (US) a law enforcement officer who works for the county sheriff's office; a deputy sheriff or sheriff's deputy; the entry level rank in such an agency.
- The sheriff's deputies took the suspect into custody.
- Deputy Jones was promoted to corporal today.
Deputy 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. In the British coal mining industry, the word referred to as a deputy overman, which was roughly akin to a foreman in other industries.
legislator — See also translations at legislator
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deputy (third-person singular simple present deputies, present participle deputying, simple past and past participle deputied)
- (informal, nonstandard) to deputise
- “deputy”, in Collins English Dictionary.
- “deputy”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
- “deputy”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- “deputy” in the Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- deputy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- deputy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- “deputy” in Roget's Thesaurus, T. Y. Crowell Co., 1911.