deputy (plural deputies)
- One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for them, in their name or their behalf; a substitute in office
- the deputy of a prince
- The deputy sheriff was promoted after his senior retired
- As the deputy store manager, he is able to fire staff.
- Synonyms: lieutenant, representative, delegate, vice, vicegerent
- (mining, historical) A person employed to install and remove props, brattices, etc. and to clear gas, for the safety of the miners.
- (France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif
- (Ireland): a member of Dáil Éireann, or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)
- Eamon Ryan is a deputy in the Dáil.
- At today's meeting, Deputy Ryan will speak on local issues.
- (United States): a law enforcement officer who works for the county sheriff's office; a deputy sheriff or sheriff's deputy; the entry level rank in such an agency
- The sheriff's deputies took the suspect into custody.
- Deputy Jones was promoted to corporal today.
- French: adjoint, suppléant
- German: Stellvertreter, Stellvertreterin
- Italian: delegato, rappresentate, vice
- Portuguese: representante
- Russian: замести́тель
- Spanish: suplente, sustituto, delegado, representante, adjunto
- French: député
- German: Deputierter (strong masculine form), Deputierte (feminine or weak masculine form), Abgeordneter (strong masculine form), Abgeordnete (feminine or weak masculine form)
- Italian: deputato
- Portuguese: deputado
- Russian: депута́т
- Spanish: diputado
deputy (deputies, present participle deputying; past and past participle deputied)
- (informal, nonstandard) to deputise