Proximately to Psaltery

(Prox"i*mate*ly), adv. In a proximate manner, position, or degree; immediately.

(Prox"ime) a. [L. proximus. See Proximate.] Next; immediately preceding or following. [Obs.]

(Prox*im"i*ous) a. Proximate. [Obs.]

(Prox*im"i*ty) n. [L. proximitas: cf. F. proximité See Proximate, and cf. Propinquity, Approach.] The quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance.

If he plead proximity of blood
That empty title is with ease withstood.

(Prox"i*mo) [L., on the next, abl. of proximus next.] In the next month after the present; — often contracted to prox.; as, on the 3d proximo.

(Prox"y) n.; pl. Proxies [Contr. from procuracy. Cf. Proctor.]

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. (Eng. Law) The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts. Burrill.

5. (Eccl.) See Procuration. [Obs.]

(Prox"y), v. i. To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of another. [R.]

(Prox"y*ship), n. The office or agency of a proxy.

(Pruce) n. [OE. for Prussia: cf. F. Prusse.] Prussian leather. [Obs.] Dryden.

(Prude) n. [F., prudish, originally, discreet, modest; shortened from OF. prudefeme, preudefeme, a discreet or excellent woman; OF. preu, prou, excellent, brave + de of + fete woman. See Prow, a., Prowess.] A woman of affected modesty, reserve, or coyness; one who is overscrupulous or sensitive; one who affects extraordinary prudence in conduct and speech.

Less modest than the speech of prudes.

(Pru"dence) n. [F., fr. L. prudentia, contr. from providentia. See Prudent, and cf. Providence.] The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality.

Prudence is principally in reference to actions to be done, and due means, order, seasons, and method of doing or not doing.
Sir M. Hale.

Prudence supposes the value of the end to be assumed, and refers only to the adaptation of the means. It is the relation of right means for given ends.

Syn. — Wisdom; forecast; providence; considerateness; judiciousness; discretion; caution; circumspection; judgment. See Wisdom.

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