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Definition of PROXY

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Procuration \Proc`u*ra"tion\, n. [L. procuratio: cf. F. procuration. See {Procure}.] [1913 Webster]
     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. [1913 Webster]

     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}. [1913 Webster]

     {Procuration money} (Law), money paid for procuring a loan.
        --Blackstone.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Proxy \Prox"y\, v. i.
     To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of another. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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


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