1. someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
2. an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
Similar word(s): lieutenant
3. a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
4. a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
Similar word(s): surrogate
Sentences with deputy as a noun:
- Eamon Ryan is a Deputy in the Dáil.At today's meeting, Deputy Ryan will speak on local issues.