|1.||a member of the teaching staff of any of certain universities having the duties of enforcing discipline|
|2.||(US) (in a college or university) a supervisor or monitor who invigilates examinations, enforces discipline, etc|
|3.||(formerly) an agent, esp one engaged to conduct another's case in a court|
|4.||(formerly) an agent employed to collect tithes|
|5.||Church of England one of the elected representatives of the clergy in Convocation and the General Synod|
|6.||(US) (tr) to invigilate (an examination)|
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in English law, formerly a practitioner in ecclesiastical and admiralty courts, who performed duties similar to those of solicitors in ordinary courts. After the Judicature Act of 1873, the title of proctor in this sense became obsolete, the term solicitor being extended to include proctors. See also solicitor.
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