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proxy

prox·y

proxy

 
 
pronunciation:
prak si
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: proxies
definition 1: a person who is authorized to act for or on behalf of another, esp. as a voter; substitute.
He voted as her proxy in the general meeting.His son is his proxy and will make health care decisions on his behalf in the future.
synonyms:
alternate, surrogate
similar words:
agent, delegate, deputy, factor, plenipotentiary, representative, stand-in, substitute, vicar
definition 2: the authority to act or vote in place of another.
She had his proxy and cast his vote in the election of board members.
similar words:
agency, authority, authorization
definition 3: a document authorizing someone to act, esp. to vote, in another's place.
similar words:
authorization, permit
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