Part of speech: noun

A person delegated to act for another or others; representative.

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Usage examples "deputy":

  1. In the outer room he found his deputy much alarmed. - "The Rangeland Avenger", Max Brand.
  2. " I am Deputy- Governor of Suakin," he began. - "The Four Feathers", A. E. W. Mason.
  3. Now, however, she wanted the girl to come to the dining- room to welcome Flukey to his first meal at the table and to learn that the deputy had been withdrawn. - "From the Valley of the Missing", Grace Miller White.