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deputy noun

1 second most important person

ADJ. acting | former a former deputy chairman of the Democratic Party

VERB + DEPUTY appoint (sb as) A new deputy has not yet been appointed. | act as

DEPUTY + NOUN chair, chairman, director, governor, head, leader, manager, minister, president, etc. He was appointed deputy head of the school.

PREP. ~ to She is acting as deputy to the chairman of the board.

2 member of a parliament

ADJ. congressional, parliamentary 133 of the parliamentary deputies voted against the treaty. | opposition | right-wing, socialist, etc.

VERB + DEPUTY elect Three women were among the 77 deputies elected.