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
Full Definition of proxy
1 : the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another
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 : a person authorized to act for another : procurator
Examples of proxy
Since I wouldn't be available to vote, I nominated him to act as my proxy.
<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
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