[d_ˈɛ_p_j_uː_t_ɪ], [dˈɛpjuːtɪ], [dˈɛpjuːtɪ]

Definitions of deputy:

  1.   One appointed to act for another; an agent; a delegate.
  2.   A member of the Chamber of Deputies.
  3.   an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
  4.   a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
  5.   One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
  6.   A person delegated to act for another or others; representative.
  7.   One deputed or appointed to act for another: a delegate or representative: in U. S. an assistant to a public officer, as Deputy U. S. Marshal.
  8.   A person appointed to act for another a lieutenant; a viceroy.
  9.   One appointed to act for another.
  10.   A person appointed or deputed to act for another; representative or delegate; one who exercises an office in another's right.
  11.   a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly ( such as in France)
  12.   acting as substitute for another
  13.   someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies

Antonyms for deputy:

first, principal, premier, elder, head, preeminent, Supereminent, top, supreme, foremost, commanding, lead, prime, primary, leading, chief, Presiding.

Quotes for deputy:

  1. The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections. – Fred Barnes
  2. In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated. I was the first deputy prime minister, and at the same time I had very low influence in the government. – Anatoly Chubais
  3. Now that I am a deputy I will cease to be an agitator. – Lajos Kossuth
  4. I was the deputy Chairman of the Democratic Union of the Pacific, and we started at 8 I think and I was called to the telephone and to be told there's a coup, the government has been overthrown- it was round about 9, 10 when the Parliament sat they had done then. – Kamisese Mara
  5. Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life. – Cat Stevens

Usage examples for deputy:

  1. The Deputy Commissioner is subject to the control of the Divisional Commissioner. ” – The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir by Sir James McCrone Douie
  2. “ To the earl's rage and dismay his deputy Vauclerc fired upon his ships. ” – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. If he were a deputy it would further other steps that I wish to take in Paris. ” – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  4. The present instance is an extreme case; had the duty been capable of being performed within the county, the sheriff or another deputy could have performed. ” – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  5. “ I knew it wasn't no use to ask them questions, but I had to do it- 'cause I'm a deputy – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  6. The deputy had his foot on the threshold. ” – The Crisis, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  7. But not as a deputy – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  8. The deputy grinned contemptuously. ” – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  9. When he raced around the jail he saw the crowd pouring into the house of the deputy sheriff. ” – The Untamed by Max Brand
  10. Since 1880 Mr. Deputy Bedford is to be credited with more than two hundred contributions, of which, however, only a proportion belong to the " Robert" series. ” – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  11. Once Dick Worth, the deputy from Sand Creek, and his wife rode up the gulch to see the black stallion. ” – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  12. It is they who do the " catching", either in person or by deputy – The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians by Clark Wissler
  13. “ " Tom," rejoined Buck Johnson, " I want you to make me your deputy – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  14. The deputy called again. ” – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory
  15. “ I am M. Godefroy, deputy from L'Eure- My little boy is lost in Paris; a child of four years. ” – The Lost Child 1894 by François Edouard Joachim Coppée
  16. “ Whitelocke was appointed their keeper, and to his deputy John Dury, we owe the first English treatise on library management. ” – The Great Book-Collectors by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
  17. The Branch or Division consisted of the Superintendent of Child Welfare, who, under the control of the Minister and the Director of Education, was charged with the administration of the Act; a Deputy Superintendent; and such Welfare Officers, managers, etc. ” – Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954) by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
  18. Among other facts that Anderson got from this conversation, he learnt that the American authorities had been telegraphed to, and that a couple of deputy sheriffs were coming to assist the Canadian police. ” – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. But when he seen 'em comin', he swore in a deputy quick- and vamosed. ” – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  20. In a moment Struve had returned, the deputy at his heels. ” – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory