procurement budgets for weapon systems and operational-cost accounts are separated by a near-unbreachable wall.
Junk leaves no room for family, jobs, or relationships other than those organized around the procurement and enjoyment of junk.
The Intrepid people brooked no government interference in procurement or construction.
c.1300, "use of improper influence," from Old French procurement "management, stewardship" (13c.), from procurer (see procure). Meaning "process of bringing something about" (by the action of another) is from c.1400. Military use by 1949, American English.