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deputynoun [C]

uk   /ˈdep.jə.ti/  us   /ˈdep.jə.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. the deputy director/editor/sheriffUK She's deputy (head) of a large North London school.

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deputynoun [C]

 us   /ˈdep·jə·t̬i/
a person who is given the power to act instead of, or to help do the work of, another person: a deputy chairman the deputy editor a sheriff’s deputy
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deputynoun [C]

uk   us   /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
(Definition of deputy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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