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procurator

[prok-yuh-rey-ter] /ˈprɒk yəˌreɪ tər/
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 of procurator
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Latin prōcūrātor manager. See procuration, -tor
Related forms
procuratorate, procuratorship, noun
procuratorial
[prok-yer-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌprɒk yər əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
procuratory, adjective
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procurator

/ˈprɒkjʊˌreɪtə/
noun
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
Derived Forms
procuracy (ˈprɒkjʊrəsɪ), procuratorship, noun
procuratorial (ˌprɒkjʊrəˈtɔːrɪəl), procuratory (ˈprɒkjʊrətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Latin: a manager, from prōcūrāre to attend to
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Word Origin and History for procurator
n.

(c.1300) "steward or manager of a household;" also "a provider" (late 13c. as a surname), from Old French procuratour "attorney, agent, proxy, spokesman" (13c., Modern French procurateur) or directly from Latin procurator "manager, overseer, agent, deputy," agent noun from past participle stem of procurare (see procure). Related: Procuracy; procuration; procuratory.

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