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prox·y  audio  (prks) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. prox·ies
  1. A person authorized to act for another; an agent or substitute.
  2. The authority to act for another.
  3. The written authorization to act in place of another.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English proccy, contraction of earlier procracie, annual payment to a prelate, from Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Medieval Latin prcrtia, alteration of Latin prcrti, from prcrtus, past participle of prcrre, to take care of ; see procure


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