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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.
3. Computers A server that processes requests and forwards information between a client and another server.

[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 ?
Gilmore (the latter acting by proxy) were his godfathers.
No aunt, no officers, no news could be sought after-- the very shoe-roses for Netherfield were got by proxy. Even Elizabeth might have found some trial of her patience in weather which totally suspended the improvement of her acquaintance with Mr.
In his marine capacity he is admiral-general, and superintends and directs every thing relative to naval forces and other naval affairs; presides in the admiralties in person or by proxy; appoints lieutenant-admirals and other officers; and establishes councils of war, whose sentences are not executed till he approves them.
I supposed it would come some day -- but I certainly never thought it would be by proxy. It's awfully funny -- and yet there's a sting in it, too, somehow."
Tom was a distinguished adept at these thefts--by proxy. Chambers did his stealing, and got the peach stones, apple cores, and melon rinds for his share.
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.
Binu Charley led the way, by proxy, however, for, by means of the poisoned spear, he drove the captive bushman ahead.
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.
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.
The awful thought had come upon her that this ambassadress had come to her as a proxy with a proposal of marriage.
Of necessity, many men were tried and condemned by proxy, as in the case of General Lampton.
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. At times the world swam around me, and I could hardly keep from letting go, so dizzying was the appalling danger.