Definition Of deputy


a person whose immediate superior is a senior figure within an organization and who is empowered to act as a substitute for this superior.

Tomorrow I hand over the Principal Clerk's duties to my deputy .

Example Of deputy

  • A total of 349 million people were eligible to vote for the 732 deputies of the European Parliament.

  • Apart from being deputy premier he also held the portfolios of commerce and trade, small business and regional development.

  • As the protest continued three parliamentary deputies attempted to discuss the teachers' concerns.

  • Certain professions entailing privacy issues - such as priests, lawyers and parliamentary deputies - were excluded from the provisions of the law.

  • Eleven years later he joined the board and was appointed deputy chairman in May 2000.

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