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1. A written authorization given by a shareholder for someone else, usually the company's management, to cast his/her vote at a shareholder meeting or at another time.
2. More generally, a person who represents another person.

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Paris knew she would be out of country when the Board was to next meet, so she had her manservant Jacque attend and vote by proxy in her stead.

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Most high ranking company officials find themselves stretched thin with work and personal obligations making the use of a proxy an absolute necessity.

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Although Mr. James was out of the country and unavailable, he was able to provide a proxy to stand-in for him and give a vote to pull the win for the Congress.

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