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proxy    : [pr'ɑksi]
Procuration \Proc`u*ra"tion\, n. [L. procuratio: cf. F.
procuration. See {Procure}.]
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1. The act of procuring; procurement.
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2. The management of another's affairs.
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3. The instrument by which a person is empowered to transact
the affairs of another; a proxy.
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4. (Ch. of Eng.) A sum of money paid formerly to the bishop
or archdeacon, now to the ecclesiastical commissioners, by
an incumbent, as a commutation for entertainment at the
time of visitation; -- called also {proxy}.
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{Procuration money} (Law), money paid for procuring a loan.
--Blackstone.
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Proxy \Prox"y\, v. i.
To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of
another. [R.]
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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.
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I have no man's proxy: I speak only for myself.
--Burke.
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2. The person who is substituted or deputed to act or vote
for another.
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Every peer . . . may make another lord of parliament
his proxy, to vote for him in his absence.
--Blackstone.
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3. A writing by which one person authorizes another to vote
in his stead, as in a corporation meeting.
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4. (Eng. Law) The written appointment of a proctor in suits
in the ecclesiastical courts. --Burrill.
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5. (Eccl.) See {Procuration}. [Obs.]
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proxy
n 1: a person authorized to act for another [synonym: {proxy},
{placeholder}, {procurator}]
2: a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a
corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a
corporate meeting

211 Moby Thesaurus words for "proxy":
Australian ballot, Hare system, Indiana ballot,
Massachusetts ballot, absentee ballot, advocate, agency, agent,
agentship, alter ego, alternate, alternative, amicus curiae,
analogy, assignee, assignment, attorney, authority, authorization,
aye, backup, backup man, ballot, ballot-box stuffer, balloter,
blanket ballot, brevet, canvass, canvassing, care, casting vote,
champion, change, changeling, charge, commission, commissioning,
commitment, comparison, consignment, copy, counterfeit,
counting heads, cumulative voting, cure, deciding vote, delegate,
delegated authority, delegation, deputation, deputy, devolution,
devolvement, division, double, dummy, elector, embassy,
empowerment, enfranchisement, entrusting, entrustment, equal,
equivalent, errand, ersatz, exchange, executive officer,
executorship, exequatur, exponent, factor, factorship, fagot vote,
fake, figurehead, fill-in, floater, franchise, fraudulent voter,
full power, ghost, ghostwriter, graveyard vote, hand vote,
imitation, jurisdiction, legation, license, lieutenancy,
lieutenant, list system, locum, locum tenens, long ballot,
makeshift, mandate, metaphor, metonymy, mission, mock, nay,
next best thing, no, nonpartisan ballot, nontransferable vote,
office, office-block ballot, paranymph, party emblem,
party-column ballot, personnel, phony, pinch, pinch hitter,
pleader, plebiscite, plebiscitum, plenipotentiary power, plumper,
plural vote, poll, polling, power of attorney, power to act,
preferential voting, procuration, procurator,
proportional representation, provisional, purview, record vote,
referendum, regency, regentship, registered voter, relief,
repeater, replacement, representation, representative, reserve,
reserves, responsibility, right to vote, ringer, rising vote,
sample ballot, say, second in command, second string, secondary,
secret ballot, short ballot, show of hands, sign, single vote,
slate, snap vote, spare, spares, split ticket, stand-in, stopgap,
straight ticket, straw vote, sub, substituent, substitute,
substitution, succedaneum, suffrage, superseder, supplanter,
surrogate, symbol, synecdoche, task, temporary, tentative,
third string, ticket, token, transferable vote, trust, trusteeship,
understudy, utility, utility man, utility player, vicar,
vicar general, vicarious, vicarious authority, vice,
vice-president, vice-regent, vicegerent, viva voce, voice,
voice vote, vote, voter, voting, voting right, warrant, write-in,
write-in vote, yea, yeas and nays, yes

A process that accepts requests for some service
and passes them on to the real {server}. A proxy may run on
dedicated {hardware} or may be purely {software}. It may
transform the request in some way or provide some additional
layer of functionality such as {caching} or remote access. A
proxy may be intended to increase security, e.g. a {web proxy}
that allows multiple clients inside an organisation to access
the {Internet} through a single secure, shared connection.

(2007-09-03)



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  • PROXY | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    proxy definition: 1 authority given to a person to act for someone else, such as by voting for them in an election, or the person who this authority is given to: 2 authority given to someone to act for you, as by voting as your representative in an election, or the person to whom this… Learn more
  • Proxy definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    If you do something by proxy, you arrange for someone else to do it for you Those not attending the meeting may vote by proxy A proxy is a person or thing that is acting or being used in the place of someone or something else Price differences are used as a proxy for differences in quality
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