Proxy Prox"y, n.; pl. {Proxies}. [Contr. from procuracy. Cf. {Proctor}.] 1. The agency for another who acts through the agent; authority to act for another, esp. to vote in a legislative or corporate capacity. [1913 Webster]

I have no man's proxy: I speak only for myself. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. The person who is substituted or deputed to act or vote for another. [1913 Webster]

Every peer . . . may make another lord of parliament his proxy, to vote for him in his absence. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

3. A writing by which one person authorizes another to vote in his stead, as in a corporation meeting. [1913 Webster]

4. (Eng. Law) The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

5. (Eccl.) See {Procuration}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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