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procuration

[prok-yuh-rey-shuh n] /ˌprɒk yəˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of obtaining or getting; procurement.
2.
the act of procuring prostitutes.
3.
the appointment of a procurator, agent, or attorney.
4.
the authority given.
5.
a document whereby the authority is given.
6.
Archaic. management for another; agency.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English procuracion < Latin prōcūrātiōn- (stem of prōcūrātiō) management, equivalent to prōcūrāt(us) (past participle of prōcūrāre to take care of; see procure) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonprocuration, noun
Can be confused
procuration, procurement.
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-curation

procuration

/ˌprɒkjʊˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of procuring
2.
(law)
  1. the appointment of an agent, procurator, or attorney
  2. the office, function, or authority of such an official
  3. the formal written authority given to such an official See also power of attorney
3.
(criminal law) the offence of procuring women for immoral purposes
4.
(archaic) the management of another person's affairs
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