deputy etymology

English word deputy comes from French députer ((archaic, literary, transitive) to deputize.), Late Latin deputatus

Detailed word origin of deputy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
députer French (fra) (archaic, literary, transitive) to deputize.
deputatus Late Latin (LL)
député French (fra) (politics) deputy (delegate). Member of Parliament.
deputy English (eng) (informal, nonstandard) to deputise (France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif. (Ireland): a member of Dáil Éireann, or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases). (mining, historical) A person employed to install and remove props, brattices, etc. and to clear gas, for the safety of the miners.. One appointed as the [...]