Definition of deputy in English:


Line breaks: dep¦uty
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛpjʊti

noun (plural deputies)


by deputy

historical Instructing another person to act in one’s stead; by proxy: the wardens of the forests performed important duties by deputy
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  • 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).

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