• One appointed as the substitute of others, and empowered to act for them, in their name or their behalf; a substitute in office
  • A person employed to install and remove props, brattices, etc. and to clear gas, for the safety of the miners.
  • (France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif
  • (Ireland): a member of Dáil Éireann, or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)
  • (United States): a law enforcement officer who works for the county sheriff's office; a deputy sheriff or sheriff's deputy; the entry level rank in such an agency



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  • From French député, from Late Latin deputatus ("appointed").

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