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procuracy

[ prok-yer-uh-see ]
/ ˈprɒk yər ə si /
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noun, plural proc·u·ra·cies.Archaic.

the office of a proctor or procurator.

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Origin of procuracy

1250–1300; Middle English procuracie<Medieval Latin prōcūrātia, for Latin prōcūrātiōprocuration; see -acy
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Example sentences from the Web for procuracy

  • This word is supposed to be derived from procuracy, which means action in the place of, and in behalf of, another.

    Charles I|Jacob Abbott
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