deputy (plural deputies)
- One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for them, in their name or their behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent.
- the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
- (mining, historical) A person employed to install and remove props, brattices, etc. and to clear gas, for the safety of the miners.
- (France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif
- (Ireland): a member of Dáil Éireann, or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)
- Eamon Ryan is a deputy in the Dáil.
- At today's meeting, Deputy Ryan will speak on local issues.
Deputy is used in combination with the names of various executive officers, to denote an assistant empowered to act in their name; as, deputy collector, deputy marshal, deputy sheriff. In the British coal mining industry, the word referred to as a deputy overman, which was roughly akin to a foreman in other industries.
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