Word Origin & History
late 13c., "bring about, cause, effect," from O.Fr. procurer (13c.), from L.L. procurare "to take for, take care of," in L., "manage, take care of," from pro- "in behalf of" + curare "care for." Main modern sense is via "taking pains to get" (c.1300). Meaning "to obtain (women) for sexual gratification"
is attested from c.1600.