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Definition of deputy:

  1. A member of the Chamber of Deputies.
  2. 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.

Synonyms:

police lieutenant, study at agent, legate, deputy sheriff, adjutant, coadjutor, coadjutant.

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