[ proh-kyoor-uhns, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈkyʊər əns, prə- /
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the act of bringing about or getting something; agency; procurement.
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Origin of procurance

First recorded in 1545–55; procure + -ance
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What does procurance mean?

Procurance is the act or process of procuring something—obtaining or getting it, especially through special means or extra effort.

When used in a general way, the word procurement is more commonly used to mean the same thing. Procurement most commonly refers to the formal, official process of purchasing and obtaining materials, supplies, or equipment, especially in the context of business or government. But procurance isn’t commonly used to mean this.

Example: The procurance of these items will require additional time.

Where does procurance come from?

The first records of the word procurance come from the mid-1500s. The verb procure is recorded earlier and comes from the Latin prōcūrāre, meaning “to take care of” or “to look after.” This is formed from the Latin verb cūrāre, “to care for.” The suffix -ance is often used to turn verbs into nouns (such as insurance).

Procurance can simply refer to the act of acquiring something. But it often implies that obtaining the thing may require some extra effort, as in The procurance of this replacement part for the refrigerator was no easy task. The word procurement is more commonly used.

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How is procurance used in real life?

Procurance can mean the same thing as procurement but is much less commonly used.


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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of procurance?

A. procurement
B. procuration
C. proposition
D. acquisition