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    Default Deputy

    1) Webmaster
    2) Deputy Webmaster

    What does deputy mean? Deputy webmaster is one rank lower than webmaster?

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    Broadly, yes. A dictionary definition will tell you that a deputy is someone authorised to act as a substitute for someone else. Practically that means that when the "Boss" is not there, the Deputy makes the decisions on his or her behalf. Even when he/she is present, the Boss may delegate some decision-making to the Deputy.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: Deputy

    I found this

    1.a person appointed or authorized to act as a substitute for another or others.
    2.deputy sheriff.
    3.a person appointed or elected as assistant to a public official, serving as successor in the event of a vacancy.
    4.a person representing a constituency in certain legislative bodies.

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    Where did you find that, super computer?

    Please acknowledge the source of your quotations.

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