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deputy

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noun dep·u·ty \ˈde-pyə-tē\

Simple Definition of deputy

  • : an important assistant who helps the person who the leader of a government, organization, etc.

  • : a member of Parliament in some countries

Full Definition of deputy

plural dep·u·ties

  1. 1 a :  a person appointed as a substitute with power to act b :  a second in command or assistant who usually takes charge when his or her superior is absent

  2. 2 :  a member of the lower house of some legislative assemblies

Examples of deputy

  1. <the club president sent a deputy to the conference to vote on our behalf>

  2. <a deputy supervisor to help out with routine tasks>



Origin of deputy

Middle English, from Anglo-French deputé, past participle of deputer


First Known Use: 15th century


DEPUTY Defined for Kids

deputy

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noun dep·u·ty \ˈde-pyə-tē\

Definition of deputy

plural dep·u·ties

  1. :  a person who officially acts for or in place of another





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