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deputy

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdepjəti/
a person whose rank is immediately below that of the head of an organization or a department, and who is in charge when the head is not there: He was appointed to the Paris office, serving as deputy to the bureau chief. You will be required to act as deputy in the Sales Manager's absence. deputy chairman/director
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