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deputy

Pronunciation: /ˈdepjəti; ˈdepjʊti/

Translation of deputy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ties)

  • 1 1.1 (second-in-command) segundo, (masculine, feminine); (substitute) suplente (masculine and feminine), reemplazo (masculine and feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) deputy chair o chairman vicepresidente, (masculine, feminine) deputy director subdirector, (masculine, feminine), director adjunto, (masculine, feminine) deputy head (British English/inglés británico) subdirector, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2deputy (sheriff) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Law/Derecho] ayudante (masculine and feminine) del sheriff 1.3 (British English/inglés británico) [Mining] [ capataz encargado de la seguridad en una mina ]
    Example sentences
    • The general secretary of the pit deputies union said it was ironic British mineworkers were wanted in Australia.
    • The dockers went on strike in July and pit deputies in the union threatened to strike in October.
    • He was a pit deputy at Redbrook colliery on the outskirts of Barnsley, in a different union.
  • 2 [Politics/Política] diputado, (masculine, feminine) to be elected as a deputy ser* elegido diputado/diputada

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