deputy deputy  /ˈdɛp jə ti/


  1. (n) someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
  2. (n) an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
  3. (n) a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
  4. (n) a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

Derived Word(s)


  1. The widely respected Kappes was named deputy CIA director for operations, in charge of the spy corps, under Director George Tenet.
  2. When Weinberger picked Carlucci to be his deputy in 1981, many conservatives criticized the choice of a nonideological bureaucrat who had served with Jimmy Carter.
  3. Prior to coming to PTI, Carlson served as the magazine's deputy Washington bureau chief, after serving as a White House correspondent.


  1. Deputy CIA Director Morell to retire to ‘spend more time with family’

    Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell, in a surprise announcement on Wednesday, confirmed that after 33 years of service, including two stints as acting director, he will retire to "spend more time with family." To head off speculation regarding that familiar Washington excuse for exiting office, Morell added, "Whenever someone involved in the rough-and-tumble of Washington [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Ticket via Yahoo! News

  2. Deputy responds to domestic dispute, has shoes thrown at him

    A deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department had shoes thrown at him while responding to a domestic dispute between siblings, the department said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KSDK St. Louis

  3. Deputy rescues 7 ducklings from storm drain and then helps them cross road

    Deputy Joe Ballard gives the thumbs up as the reunited duck family crosses Jackson Avenue safely.Courtesy of WCSO Listen, we’re all going through some tough times right now. Studies from the University of Michigan are calling everyone narcissists. The...
    on June 12, 2013     Source:


  1. "If a group of Taliban or a number of Taliban come to me and say, 'President, we want a department in this or in that ministry or we want a position as deputy minister ...... and we don't want to fight anymore...... If there will be a demand and a...
    on Sep 29, 2007 By: Hamid Karzai Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "It was to be a group of officials, including the deputy attorney general, who were much more knowledgeable than I about the performance of each US attorney," Gonzales said.
    on May 14, 2007 By: Alberto Gonzales Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "And yet we find so many e-mails that contradict what the attorney general has said, contradict what the deputy attorney general has said, contradict what the White House has said," said Leahy, D-Vt.
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: FOXNews

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