noun (plural deputies)
- 1A person whose immediate superior is a senior figure within an organization and who is empowered to act as a substitute for this superior.More example sentences
second, second-in-command, number two; substitute, stand-in, fill-in, relief, understudy, locum tenens; representative, proxy, agent, spokespersonstand-in, acting, reserve, fill-in, caretaker, temporary, provisional, stopgap, surrogate, interim• informal second-string
- Tomorrow I hand over the Principal Clerk's duties to my deputy.
- The National Railway Museum has appointed a new deputy head with a strong background in serving York's heritage.
- In May 1998, he was appointed deputy assistant commissioner with the Metropolitan Police.
- 1.1A parliamentary representative in certain countries.More example sentences
- Certain professions entailing privacy issues - such as priests, lawyers and parliamentary deputies - were excluded from the provisions of the law.
- A total of 349 million people were eligible to vote for the 732 deputies of the European Parliament.
- As the protest continued three parliamentary deputies attempted to discuss the teachers' concerns.
- • historical Instructing another person to act in one’s stead; by proxy: the wardens of the forests performed important duties by deputyMore example sentences
- These clerks were appointed by patent for life, and were allowed to perform their duties by deputy.
- The Registrar shall discharge such duties in respect of examinations as may be delegated to him by the Senate and he may perform these duties by deputy.
- Colonial offices were often granted to men who had obligations and duties in England, who had no intention of leaving England, and who performed their colonial duties by deputy.
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- Formal request for resignation from a deputyship is dependent on the approval of the Parliamentary General Assembly.
- The deputyship presented an objection on the release sentence, the court accepted it and issued its sentence to call off the release.
- Moreover, our clients are persons who were occupied or are still occupied with politics and hold public deputyships.
late Middle English: from Old French depute, from late Latin deputatus, past participle of deputare (see depute).