is a rank or title, or part of a title, used in various organizations with a codified command structure. It often designates someone who is "second-in-command
," and as such, may precede the name of the rank directly above it. For example, a "Deputy Master" is likely to be second-in-command to the "Master" in an organization utilizing both such ranks. Dep.
is the common abbreviation of "Deputy" and most widely accepted.
Deputy is also a last name, although not too common. It is thought to originate as a name in the 1400s in England.
Deputy may also refer to: