deputy


deputy
noun
1 second most important person
ADJECTIVE
acting
former

a former deputy chairman of the party

chief
VERB + DEPUTY
appoint (sb as)

A new deputy has not yet been appointed.

act as
DEPUTY + NOUN
chair, chairman, chief, director, editor, governor, head, leader, manager, minister, president, etc.

He was appointed deputy head of the school.

PREPOSITION
deputy to

She is acting as deputy to the chairman of the board.

2 member of a parliament
ADJECTIVE
parliamentary

133 of the parliamentary deputies voted against the treaty.

opposition
right-wing, socialist, etc.
VERB + DEPUTY
elect

Three women were among the 77 deputies elected.


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