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prox·y

 (prŏk′sē)
n. pl. prox·ies
1.
a. One appointed or authorized to act for another, especially a person appointed to vote as one wishes at a meeting.
b. The authority to act for another.
c. The written authorization to act in place of another.
2. An entity or variable used to model or generate data assumed to resemble the data associated with another entity or variable that is typically more difficult to research.

[Middle English proccy, contraction of earlier procracie, annual payment to a prelate, from Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Medieval Latin prōcūrātia, alteration of Latin prōcūrātiō, from prōcūrātus, past participle of prōcūrāre, to take care of; see procure.]

proxy

(ˈprɒksɪ)
n, pl proxies
1. (Law) a person authorized to act on behalf of someone else; agent: to vote by proxy.
2. (Law) the authority, esp in the form of a document, given to a person to act on behalf of someone else
3. (Computer Science) computing short for proxy server
[C15: prokesye, contraction of procuracy, from Latin prōcūrātiō procuration; see procure]

prox•y

(ˈprɒk si)

n., pl. prox•ies.
1. the agency, function, or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another.
2. the person so authorized; substitute; agent.
3. a written authorization empowering another person to vote or act for the signer, as at a meeting of stockholders.
[1400–50; late Middle English prokesye, procusie, contraction of procuracy procuration. See procure, -acy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proxy - a person authorized to act for another
agent - a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
2.proxy - a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting
power of attorney - a legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent

proxy

noun representative, agent, deputy, substitute, factor, attorney, delegate, surrogate She sent him as her proxy to board meetings.
Translations
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proxy

[ˈprɒksɪ]
A. N (= power) → poder m; (= person) → apoderado/a m/f
by proxypor poderes
to be married by proxycasarse por poderes
B. CPD proxy vote Nvoto m por poderes

proxy

[ˈprɒksi] n
(= power, authority) → procuration f
by proxy → par procuration
(= person) (LAW, FINANCE)mandataire mf
(= person) (gen)intermédiaire mfproxy vote nvote m par procuration

proxy

n (= power, document)(Handlungs)vollmacht f; (= person)Stellvertreter(in) m(f); by proxydurch einen Stellvertreter; to be married by proxyferngetraut werden

proxy

[ˈprɒksɪ] n (power) → procura, delega; (person) → mandatario/a
by proxy → per procura

proxy

n apoderado -da mf, representante mf; health care — apoderado (para tomar decisiones médicas)
References in classic literature ?
It makes me shudder yet when I think of what I felt when I was clinging there between heaven and earth in the person of that proxy.
Tom was a distinguished adept at these thefts--by proxy.
He told me of Catherine's illness, and accused my brother of causing it promising that I should be Edgar's proxy in suffering, till he could get hold of him.
His surname was Cruncher, and on the youthful occasion of his renouncing by proxy the works of darkness, in the easterly parish church of Hounsditch, he had received the added appellation of Jerry.
No aunt, no officers, no news could be sought after-- the very shoe-roses for Netherfield were got by proxy.
Being childless, she could not remain beautiful by proxy, in the person of a daughter; she therefore refused to grow old and ugly, on any consideration; she struggled with Time, and held fast her roses in spite of him, till the venerable thief appeared to have relinquished the spoil, as not worth the trouble of acquiring it.
But a parish has wants and claims which can be known only by a clergyman constantly resident, and which no proxy can be capable of satisfying to the same extent.
A general meeting of the company was to be held annually at Columbia River, for the investigation and regulation of its affairs; at which absent members might be represented, and might vote by proxy under certain specified conditions.
These were Bert's "Subject Races," and he was ready to die--by proxy in the person of any one who cared to enlist--to maintain his hold upon that right.
I supposed it would come some day -- but I certainly never thought it would be by proxy.
He couldn't go about his customary cheerful avocations--he wanted spirit for them--but it mattered the less, that it was Tackleton's wedding-day, and he had arranged to make his rounds by proxy.
The awful thought had come upon her that this ambassadress had come to her as a proxy with a proposal of marriage.