- Roman History. any of various imperial officials with fiscal or administrative powers.
- a cellarer.
- a person, as a deputy, attorney, or agent, employed to manage the affairs of another.
Origin of procurator
- (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
- rare a person engaged and authorized by another to manage his affairs
Word Origin and History for procuratorate
(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.