from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person authorized to act for another; an agent or substitute.
- n. The authority to act for another.
- n. The written authorization to act in place of another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy.
- n. An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
- n. The authority to act for another, especially when written.
- n. A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another
- n. An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.
- v. To serve as a proxy for.
- v. To function as a server for a client device, but pass on the requests to another server for service.
- n. A proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The agency for another who acts through the agent; authority to act for another, esp. to vote in a legislative or corporate capacity.
- n. The person who is substituted or deputed to act or vote for another.
- n. A writing by which one person authorizes another to vote in his stead, as in a corporation meeting.
- n. The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.
- n. See Procuration.
- intransitive v. To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The agency of a substitute; the office or authority of one who is deputed to act for another.
- n. One who is deputed to represent or act for another; a deputy.
- n. A document authorizing one person to act as substitute or deputy for another; a written authorization to exercise the powers and prerogatives of others.
- n. That which takes the place of something else; a substitute.
- n. Eccles., same as procuration, 4.
- n. An election, or a day of election.
- To vote or act by proxy, or by the agency of another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting
- n. a person authorized to act for another
Middle English proccy, contraction of earlier procracie, annual payment to a prelate, from Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Medieval Latin prōcūrātia, alteration of Latin prōcūrātiō, from prōcūrātus, past participle of prōcūrāre, to take care of; see procure.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Contraction of Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Medieval Latin procuratia, from Latin procuratio. (Wiktionary)
proximity + -y (Wiktionary)