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Definition of "deputy" []

  • A person appointed or empowered to act for another. (noun)
  • An assistant exercising full authority in the absence of his or her superior and equal authority in emergencies: a deputy to the sheriff. (noun)
  • A representative in a legislative body in certain countries. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deputy" in a sentence
  • "III. i.266 (77,2) [the corrupt deputy scaled] _To scale the deputy_ may"
  • "The commander of army group aviation is subordinate to the army group commander, but has the title deputy army group commander for aviation. 8 His CP is normally within 10 to 15 km of the army group's main CP to ensure a close relationship."
  • "Ironically, the new deputy is a member of the Ethics Council of the House."