Chief vs Deputy - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between chief and deputy
is that chief
)a leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc while deputy
is one appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
As an adjective chief
is primary; principal.
(senseid)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
* 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 4:
(heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.
* 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry :
- My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom.
(senseid)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.
- When the Chief' is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "''On a '''Chief ".
An informal address to an equal.
- All firefighters report to the fire chief .
- Hey, chief.
* See also
* chief constable
* chief executive
* chief executive officer/CEO
* chief legal officer
* chief mate
* chief of staff
* chief of state
* chief petty officer
* commander in chief
* dexter chief
* editor in chief
* fire chief
* in chief
* police chief
* war chief
- Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.
One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
(in France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called
(Ireland) a member of , or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)
- Eamon Ryan is a Deputy in the Dáil.
- At today's meeting, Deputy Ryan will speak on local issues.
Deputy'' is used in combination with the names of various executive officers, to denote an assistant empowered to act in their name; as, ''deputy collector, deputy marshal, deputy sheriff.
* See also
* vice admiral
* vice director
* vice president