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dep•u•ty



Pronunciation: (dep'yu-tē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ties.

1. a person appointed or authorized to act as a substitute for another or others.
2. See deputy sheriff.
3. a person appointed or elected as assistant to a public official, serving as successor in the event of a vacancy.
4. a person representing a constituency in certain legislative bodies.

adj.
appointed, elected, or serving as an assistant or second-in-command.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

deputizedeputy sheriff
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