noun, plural prox·ies.
Examples from the Web for proxy
Hoge joined in, waging a proxy battle against a liberal blogger who accused Walker et al. of being scammers.
People who intentionally hurt children for attention can be accused of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.Republican Thinks Obama’s Mental Illness Caused Border Crisis|Gideon Resnick|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We did not find any evidence, through both DNS lookups and proxy testing, that any of these URLs are blocked.
Forced C-section debates often skirt or even devolve into a proxy pro-choice/pro-life debate, explains Diaz-Tello.
Afghanistan was basically an instrument of the West in its proxy war against the Soviets.
Then his proxy, Octavian, comes with the silver rose to make the preliminary arrangements for his "cousin," Baron von Lerchenan.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
If those who died unbaptized are to obtain salvation the necessary ordinances will have to be attended to by proxy.Rays of Living Light on the One Way of Salvation|Charles W. Penrose
I am very sorry, Mr. Sin Foo, Dave responded, but it is impossible for me to make my call on a proxy.Dave Darrin on the Asiatic Station|H. Irving Hancock
Stephen had to go, since Tora sophistically maintained that she had attended by proxy the day before.Mrs. Maxon Protests|Anthony Hope
Monsieur Deschappelles, you hear his highness: we can arrange the settlements by proxy; 'tis the way with people of quality.The Lady of Lyons|Edward Bulwer Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for proxy
noun plural proxies
Word Origin for proxy
Word Origin and History for proxy
early 15c., proccy, prokecye, "agency of one who acts instead of another; letter of power of attorney," contraction of Anglo-French procuracie (c.1300), from Medieval Latin procuratia "administration," from Latin procuratio "a caring for, management," from procurare "manage" (see procure). Also cf. proctor (n.). Meaning "person who acts in place of another" is from 1610s.
Culture definitions for proxy
A person authorized to act for another, or the written authorization to act for another.