1 second most important person
ADJ. acting | former a former deputy chairman of the Democratic Party
VERB + DEPUTY appoint (sb as) A new deputy has not yet been appointed. | act as
DEPUTY + NOUN chair, chairman, director, governor, head, leader, manager, minister, president, etc. He was appointed deputy head of the school.
PREP. ~ to She is acting as deputy to the chairman of the board.
2 member of a parliament
ADJ. congressional, 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.