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Proctor vs. Proxy

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Proctornoun

(US) A person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student.

Proxyadjective

Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy.

‘a proxy indicator’; ‘a proxy measurement’;

Proctornoun

(UK) An official at any of several older universities

Proxynoun

An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.

Proctornoun

A legal practitioner in ecclesiastical and some other courts

Proxynoun

The authority to act for another, especially when written.

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Proctornoun

(obsolete) One appointed to collect alms for those who could not go out to beg for themselves, such as lepers and the bedridden.

Proxynoun

The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.

Proctornoun

A procurator or manager for another.

Proxynoun

(sciences) A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another

Proctornoun

A representative of the clergy in convocation.

Proxynoun

(software) An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.

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Proctorverb

(US) To function as a proctor.

Proxynoun

A proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.

Proctorverb

(transitive) To manage as an attorney or agent.

Proxyverb

To serve as a proxy for.

Proctornoun

One who is employed to manage to affairs of another.

Proxyverb

(networking) To function as a server for a client device, but pass on the requests to another server for service.

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Proctorverb

To act as a proctor toward; to manage as an attorney or agent.

Proxynoun

The agency for another who acts through the agent; authority to act for another, esp. to vote in a legislative or corporate capacity.

‘I have no man's proxy: I speak only for myself.’;

Proctornoun

someone who supervises (an examination)

Proxynoun

The person who is substituted or deputed to act or vote for another.

‘Every peer . . . may make another lord of parliament his proxy, to vote for him in his absence.’;

Proctorverb

as of students taking an exam, to prevent cheating

Proxynoun

A writing by which one person authorizes another to vote in his stead, as in a corporation meeting.

Proctor

Proctor (a variant of procurator) is a person who takes charge of, or acts for, another.The title is used in England and some other English-speaking countries in three principal contexts: In law, a proctor is a historical class of lawyers, and the King's (or Queen's) Proctor is a senior government lawyer. In religion, a proctor represents the clergy in Church of England dioceses.

Proxynoun

The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.

Proxynoun

See Procuration.

Proxyverb

To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of another.

Proxynoun

a person authorized to act for another

Proxynoun

a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting

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