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PROXY Definition & Legal Meaning

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A person who is substituted or deputed by another to represent him and act for him, particularly in some meeting or public body. Also the instrument containing the appointment of such person. The word is said to be contracted from “procuracy,” (q. v.) One who is appointed or deputed by another to vote for him. Members of the house of lords In England have the privilege of voting by proxy. 1 Bl. Comm. 168. In ecclesiastical law. A person who Is appointed to manage another nau’s affairs In the ecclesiastical courts; a proctor. Also an annual payment made by the parochial clergy to the bishop, on visitations. Tomlins.


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