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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: député, past participle of députer; DEPUTE

deputy

noun
     
Related topics: Officials, Law
dep‧u‧ty W2 plural deputies [countable]
1 also Deputy someone who is directly below another person in rank, and who is officially in charge when that person is not there
deputy director/chairman/governor etc
the Deputy Secretary of State
2SCL someone whose job is to help a sheriff in the US
3PGO a member of parliament in some countries, for example France

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