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noun (deput, ies)
  1. 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.
  2. (in France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif
  3. (Ireland) a member of Dí¡il íireann, or the title of a member of Dí¡il íireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)
Eamon Ryan is a Deputy in the Dí¡il.
At today's meeting, Deputy Ryan will speak on local issues.
Translations: 
  • French: adjoint (1), suppléant (1), député (2)
Etymology: député, from deputatus (appointed).


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