procurator

procurator

[prok-yuh-rey-ter]
noun
1.
Roman History. any of various imperial officials with fiscal or administrative powers.
2.
a cellarer.
3.
a person, as a deputy, attorney, or agent, employed to manage the affairs of another.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Latin prōcūrātor manager. See procuration, -tor

procuratorate, procuratorship, noun
procuratorial [prok-yer-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , procuratory, adjective
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procurator (ˈprɒkjʊˌreɪtə)
 
n
1.  (in ancient Rome) a civil official of the emperor's administration, often employed as the governor of a minor province or as a financial agent
2.  rare a person engaged and authorized by another to manage his affairs
 
[C13: from Latin: a manager, from prōcūrāre to attend to]
 
procuracy
 
n
 
'procuratorship
 
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procuratorial
 
adj
 
procuratory
 
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procurator

government financial agent in ancient Rome. From the reign of the emperor Augustus (27 BC-AD 14), procurators were regularly appointed to official posts in the imperial administration of the provinces or in the departments of the imperial government concerning such matters as the grain supply, the mint, and the mines. Procurators of provinces supervised imperial finances in their respective jurisdictions. In imperial provinces the procurator served under a legate; in senatorial provinces he exercised more authority within the administration of the governor and his quaestor

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