1. [ noun ] (law) someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
Synonyms: deputy_sheriff
Related terms: lawman substitute
2. [ adjective ] acting as substitute for another
Synonyms: proxy
Related terms: subordinate
3. [ noun ] (work) an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
Synonyms: lieutenant
Related terms: assistant second-in-command vicar-general vice-regent substitute depute
4. [ noun ] (politics) a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
Related terms: legislator France
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16981
6. [ noun ] a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
Synonyms: surrogate
Related terms: agent vicegerent substitute depute
Similar spelling:   debut