procuration

[ prok-yuh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌprɒk yəˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of obtaining or getting; procurement.
the act of procuring prostitutes.
the appointment of a procurator, agent, or attorney.
the authority given.
a document whereby the authority is given.
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 forms

non·proc·u·ra·tion, noun

Can be confused

procuration procurement
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British Dictionary definitions for procuration

procuration

/ (ˌprɒkjʊˈreɪʃən) /

noun

the act of procuring
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
criminal law the offence of procuring women for immoral purposes
archaic the management of another person's affairs

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