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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

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

During the Koizumi administration, I served as the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary as well as the Chief Cabinet Secretary.
Shinzo Abe

I have had the privilege of serving as city comptroller, and I lead 750 professionals in the office, have appointed eight deputy comptrollers... no one has criticized my management of these 750 professionals.
John Liu

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

I've worked as someone's deputy, and now it's time for me to run something. It's time for me to run my own shop.
John Podhoretz
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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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