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Definition of Deputy


  1. 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.
  2. A member of the Chamber of Deputies.

Deputy Quotations

When we have a Deputy Prime Minister who tells people not to drive cars but has two Jags himself, and where the Minister who tells people not to have two homes turns out to have nine himself no wonder the public believe politicians are hypocrites.
William Hague

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

When I was deputy chairman I could travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh without leaving Tory land. In a two-week period I covered every constituency in which we had an MP. There were 14. Now we have only one. We appear to have given up.
Jeffrey Archer

Now that I am a deputy, I will cease to be an agitator.
Lajos Kossuth

Every single administration in American political history has put cronies and pals and donors into political positions. But normally those people become the ambassador to Liechtenstein or the deputy undersecretary of commerce.
Irwin Redlener
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Deputy Translations

deputy in Danish is delegeret
deputy in Dutch is subsidiair, plaatsvervangend
deputy in German is Abgeordnete {m}
deputy in Latin is responsal, legatus
deputy in Norwegian is stedfortreder
deputy in Portuguese is deputado
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