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proxy

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noun \ˈpräk-sē\

Simple Definition of proxy

  • : a person who is given the power or authority to do something (such as to vote) for someone else

  • : power or authority that is given to allow a person to act for someone else

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of proxy

plural proxies

  1. 1 :  the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another

  2. 2 a :  authority or power to act for another b :  a document giving such authority; specifically :  a power of attorney authorizing a specified person to vote corporate stock

  3. 3 :  a person authorized to act for another :  procurator

proxy adjective

Examples of proxy in a sentence

  1. Since I wouldn't be available to vote, I nominated him to act as my proxy.

  2. <sent a proxy to the meeting to cast his vote for him>



Origin of proxy

Middle English proxi, procucie, contraction of procuracie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin procuratia, alteration of Latin procuratio procuration


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with proxy


PROXY Defined for Kids

proxy

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noun \ˈpräk-sē\

Definition of proxy for Students

plural proxies

  1. 1 :  authority to act for another or a paper giving such authority

  2. 2 :  a person with authority to act for another




Law Dictionary

proxy

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noun \ˈpräk-sē\

Legal Definition of proxy

plural proxies

  1. 1 :  the act or practice of a person serving as an authorized agent or substitute for another —used especially in the phrase by proxy

  2. 2a :  authority or power to act for another b :  a statement or document giving such authorization; specifically :  an oral consent or written document (as a power of attorney) given by a stockholder to a specified person or persons to vote corporate stock

  3. 3a :  a person authorized to act or make decisions for another <appointed a health-care proxy> b :  something serving to replace or substitute for another thing



Origin of proxy

Middle English procucie, contraction of procuracie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin procuratia, alteration of Latin procuratio appointment of another as one's agent



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