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Meaning of PROXY

Pronunciation:  'prâksee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting
  2. [n]  a person authorized to act for another

PROXY is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: placeholder, procurator
 See Also: agent, power of attorney



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prox"y\, n.; pl. {Proxies}. [Contr. from procuracy. Cf.
    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.
    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.
    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. --Burrill.
    5. (Eccl.) See {Procuration}. [Obs.]
  2. \Prox"y\, v. i.
    To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of
    another. [R.]
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The instrument authorizing one person to represent, act, and vote for another at a shareholders' meeting of a corporation.