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deputy

noun [C] uk   /ˈdep.jʊ.ti/ us    /-t̬i/
C1 a person who is given the power to do something instead of another person, or the person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organization: I'd like you to meet Ann Gregory, my deputy. I'm acting as deputy while the boss is away. She's deputy (head) of a large North London school. the deputy chairperson/manager/sheriffPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
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