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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

I'm nobody's deputy. I am who I am. I'm my own person.
Mike Lee

I'm a deputy sheriff.
Erik Estrada

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

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
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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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