What is deputy?

  • (noun): Someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies.
    Synonyms: deputy sheriff
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "deputy":

  • (noun): An assistant with power to act when his superior is absent.
    Synonyms: lieutenant
  • (noun): A person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others.
    Synonyms: surrogate
  • (noun): A member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France).

Famous quotes containing the word deputy:

    Not all the water in the rough rude sea
    Can wash the balm off from an anointed king;
    The breath of worldly men cannot depose
    The deputy elected by the Lord.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The only law was that enforced by the Creek Lighthorsemen and the U.S. deputy marshals who paid rare and brief visits; or the “two volumes of common law” that every man carried strapped to his thighs.
    State of Oklahoma, U.S. relief program (1935-1943)