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deputy (agent)

Definition:

a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

deputise | deputize

Plural:

deputies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

vicegerent

Synonyms:

surrogate

Etymology:

"one given the full power of an officer without holding the office", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of deputy...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

surrogate | surrogateship [noun, derived]

a person or thing acting as a substitute | [mainly British] a deputy, such as a clergyman appointed to deputize for a bishop in granting marriage ... (25 of 499 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/surrogate

Wikipedia:

Surrogate [disambiguation]

a substitute or deputy for another person in a specific role and may refer to: Surrogate pregnancy, an arrangement for a woman to carry and give birth to a child who will be raised by others | Sexual surrogate, in sexual therapy | Surrogate marriage, a... (44 of 332 words, 21 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

surrogate | surrogates [plural] | surrogated [past tense] | surrogating [present participle] | substitute [synonym, sense-specific] | deputize [synonym, sense-specific] | foster [synonym, sense-specific] | replace [synonym, sense-specific] | subrogate [synonym, sense-specific]

A substitute (usually of a person, position or role). | A person or animal that acts as a substitute for the social or pastoral role of another, such as a surrogate mother. | [British] A deputy for a bishop in granting licences for marriage. | [United ... (43 of 143 words, 8 definitions, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

surrogate | surrogated [past tense] | surrogating [present participle] | surrogates [3rd-person singular present]

One that takes the place of another; a substitute. | A person or animal that functions as a substitute for another, as in a social or family role. | A ... (28 of 124 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surrogate

Random House Dictionary:

surrogate | surrogated [past tense] | surrogating [present participle]

a person appointed to act for another; deputy. | [some states of the United States] a judicial officer having jurisdiction over the probate of wills, ... (24 of 116 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/surrogate

Merriam-Webster:

surrogate [entry 1, verb] | surrogated [past tense] | surrogating [present participle] | substitute [synonym]

to put in the place of another: to appoint as successor, deputy, or substitute for oneself ; "substitute" (18 of 55 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/surrogate

surrogate [entry 2, often attributive, noun] | surrogate mother [synonym, sense-specific] | deputy [synonym, sense-specific]

one appointed to act in place of another; "deputy" ; a local judicial ... | one that serves as a substitute | "surrogate mother" (22 of 111 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/surrogate show=1

New World Dictionary:

surrogate | surrogated [past tense] | surrogating [present participle]

a deputy or substitute | [United States] in some states, probate court, or a judge of this court | [psychiatry] a substitute figure, especially a ... (23 of 104 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surrogate

Oxford Dictionary:

surrogate

a substitute, especially a person deputizing for another in a specific role or office | (in the Christian Church) a bishop's deputy who grants ... (23 of 100 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/surrogate

Cambridge Dictionary:

surrogate [entry 1]

replacing someone else or used instead of something else (9 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/surrogate 1

surrogate [entry 2] | surrogate mother

something that replaces or is used instead of something else | ("surrogate mother") a woman who has a baby for another woman who is unable to become ... (26 of 61 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/surrogate 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

surrogate [countable, formal] | surrogates [plural]

someone or something that replaces another person or thing as their representative (12 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/surrogate

Britannica Encyclopedia:

agent [computer science] | softbot ("software robot") [synonym]

a computer program that performs various actions continuously and autonomously on behalf of an individual or an organization. For example, an agent ... (22 of 333 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/705121​/agent

Encarta Dictionary:

surrogate | surrogates [plural] | surrogated [past tense] | surrogating [present participle]

taking the place of somebody or something else | somebody who acts as a replacement for somebody else | a woman who bears a child for a couple, with ... (27 of 170 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717269​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

deputy

First use: about 1400

Origin: "one given the full power of an officer without holding the office", from Anglo-French deputé, noun use of past participle of Middle French ... (25 of 62 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=deputy

Oxford Dictionary:

deputy | deputies [plural]

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French depute, from late Latin deputatus, past participle of deputare (see "depute")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deputy

American Heritage Dictionary:

deputy | deputies [plural]

Origin: Middle English depute, from Old French, from past participle of deputer, to depute; see "depute".

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New World Dictionary:

deputy | deputies [plural]

Origin: Middle English depute from Anglo-French deputé, past participle of Old French deputer: see "depute"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deputy

Collins Dictionary:

deputy | deputies [plural]

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Old French depute, from deputer to appoint; see depute

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deputy

Merriam-Webster:

deputy [often attributive] | deputies [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French deputé, past participle of deputer

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deputy

Wiktionary:

deputy | deputies [plural]

Origin: French député, from Late Latin deputatus (appointed).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deputy

Encarta Dictionary:

deputy | deputies [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French député, past participle of députer

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603903​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

deputy | deputies [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deputy"

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Collins Dictionary:

deputy | deputies [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deputy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deputy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

deputy [countable] | deputies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deputy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/deputy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deputy [countable] | deputies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "deputy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deputy

Cambridge Dictionary:

deputy

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "deputy"

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the Free Dictionary:

deputy

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Google Dictionary:

deputy | deputies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "deputy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

deputy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deputy"

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YourDictionary Audio:

deputy

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freedictionary.org:

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