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procuration

[prok-yuh-rey-shuh n]
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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 of procuration

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 formsnon·proc·u·ra·tion, noun
Can be confusedprocuration procurement
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Examples from the Web for procuration

Historical Examples

  • The marriage by procuration was celebrated on the 16th of August, 1714.

    Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Sutherland Menzies

  • Ridler it was, who once signalised a volume as difficult of procuration.

    The Confessions of a Collector

    William Carew Hazlitt

  • Whether any archdeacons have received more for procuration than they ought to receive according to the new constitution.

  • He was then directed to send his procuration to certain persons in the Netherlands, whom he might wish to appear in his behalf.

  • This commission drew up the project of procuration, and, by order of the king, no mention was made of the part he had had in it.


British Dictionary definitions for procuration

procuration

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 officialSee 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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