Bonus question: If I am a proxy for multiple people, what's the collective noun for that group?

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    I would say "their principal". But that would probably not be understood unless you had already established that there was a proxy situation happening. – Colin Fine May 25 '18 at 16:42
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    Possible duplicate of What is the inverse term for a proxy? – user300397 May 25 '18 at 21:12
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    I think the answer really come down to the capacity in which you are acting as their proxy. Are you a proxy for certain 'owners' or "constituents' or "shareholders" or "members from this group" or "members from a few groups". While principal is good, it still requires elaboration and , to me hearing principals plural , I'd tend to assume that it might be collection of principals with a shared single interest. – Tom22 May 25 '18 at 22:30
  • @Tom22 I was going to post an answer saying much the same thing, but I think your comment said it better so I’ll defer to you if you want to post it as an answer. – nick012000 Jul 25 '18 at 21:02
  • @nick012000 go ahead and make your answer and flush out whatever extra you were thinking about on top of any similarities to my quick thoughts - I'm off to other hobbies right now – Tom22 Jul 26 '18 at 2:00

Designator would be one way.

Attendance passes and proxy attendance passes shall be printed in different colors. The pass shall separately record the names of the union member or representative and the designator. The proxies shall be numbered in serial according to the order of their sign in. During the process of proxy sign-in when it is discovered that a labor union member or representative designates more than one proxy, all the repeated designation shall be deemed as null and void. Article 5 If a designator attends the meeting in person after the proxy has attended the meeting, the designation shall be deemed as terminated.



It's bit rare, but you would be their representee.


1 A person who or thing which is represented. rare.



3. archaic
a person who is represented

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One who is represented by another.

  • Agreed: The proxy is a representative of you. You are their representee. – 3D1T0R Jul 25 '18 at 18:44

You are their guarantor:

one that gives a guaranty

In general, a financial guarantee is a promise to take responsibility for another company's financial obligation if that company cannot meet its obligation. The entity assuming this responsibility is the guarantor.

In the case of a proxy, the person presenting the proxy is "backed by" the authority of the people who have given their guarantee that the person is speaking on their behalf.


It depends on the context of the situation for which you are acting as a proxy for someone. There are a number of possible answers, but of them seem to have narrow legal or financial connotations- they’re more like field-specific jargon than general English words, so the correct answer would be the one that’s used in the field that you’re dealing with.

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