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Origin of procuration
OTHER WORDS FROM procurationnon·proc·u·ra·tion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH procurationprocuration , procurement
Words nearby procuration
What does procuration mean?
Procuration 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.
Procuration can also be used in a more specific (but less common) way in the context of law to refer to the appointment of a procurator, a person employed to manage someone’s affairs, such as a deputy, attorney, or agent. Procuration can also refer to the authority that such a person is given, or the document that gives them that authority (a document like this is often referred to as power of attorney).
Example: The procuration of these items will require additional time.
Where does procuration come from?
The first records of the word procuration come from around 1400. It ultimately comes from the Latin verb prōcūrāre, meaning “to take care of” or “to look after.” This is formed from the Latin verb cūrāre, “to care for.” The English words curate and curation are based on a related root.
Procuration 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 procuration of this replacement part for the refrigerator was no easy task. The word procurement is more commonly used.
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What are some other forms related to procuration?
- nonprocuration (noun)
- procure (verb)
What are some synonyms for procuration?
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How is procuration used in real life?
Procuration can mean the same thing as procurement but is less commonly used.
Many administrators, contractors and stakeholders gathered at a wooded property on Long Lane this afternoon to celebrate the official procuration of the land by @therefugecenter for the construction of a new facility focused on utilizing the therapeutic qualities of nature. pic.twitter.com/opucWsfPhU
— Tori Keafer (Thiessen) (@tori_keafer) August 12, 2019
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Example sentences from the Web for procuration
Procuration was duly furnished here; and this is the fifth day since any expense on the part of the Bishop was incurred.Notes and Queries for Worcestershire|John Noake
At present his little luxuries were knocked off, and in the future he foresaw a difficulty in the procuration of even necessaries.'19,000'|Burford Delannoy
Wogan held out the Pope's procuration to the Chevalier, who took it and devoutly kissed the signature.Clementina|A.E.W. Mason
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.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
British Dictionary definitions for procuration
- the appointment of an agent, procurator, or attorney
- the office, function, or authority of such an official
- the formal written authority given to such an officialSee also power of attorney