Proxy

Definition of Proxy

Prox´y
n.1.The agency for another who acts through the agent; authority to act for another, esp. to vote in a legislative or corporate capacity.
I have no man's proxy: I speak only for myself.
- Burke.
2.The person who is substituted or deputed to act or vote for another.
Every peer . . . may make another lord of parliament his proxy, to vote for him in his absence.
- Blackstone.
3.A writing by which one person authorizes another to vote in his stead, as in a corporation meeting.
4.(Eng. Law) The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.
5.(Eccl.) See Procuration.
v. i.1.To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of another.

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