Meaning of proxy

prox•y

Pronunciation: (prok'sē), [key]
— pl. prox•ies.
  1. the agency, function, or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another.
  2. the person so authorized; substitute; agent.
  3. a written authorization empowering another person to vote or act for the signer, as at a meeting of stockholders.
  4. an ally or confederate who can be relied upon to speak or act in one's behalf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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