noun \ˈpräk-sē\

: 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

plural prox·ies

Full Definition of PROXY

:  the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another
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
:  a person authorized to act for another :  procurator
proxy adjective

Examples of PROXY

  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

Other Legal Terms

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Rhymes with PROXY


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