- 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
Related Wordscounselor, advocate, surrogate, backup, replacement, stand-in, proctor, attorney, practitioner, barrister, mouthpiece, counsel, solicitor, defender, jurist, procurator, counsellor, pleader, vicar, alternate
Examples from the Web for procurator
"Ah, I see," said the Procurator General, suppressing a366 smile.The Eternal City
The man says that he is the son of M. de Bragadin, the procurator's brother.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The czar appointed his former tutor as Procurator of the Holy Synod.The Story of Russia
R. Van Bergen, M.A.
The procurator describes this commerce, both domestic and foreign.
"It was a mild night, he might have opened one himself," replied the Procurator Fiscal.Simon
J. Storer Clouston
- (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 procurator
(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.