[ prok-yuh-rey-ter ]
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  1. Roman History. any of various imperial officials with fiscal or administrative powers.

  2. a cellarer.

  1. a person, as a deputy, attorney, or agent, employed to manage the affairs of another.

Origin of procurator

1250–1300; Middle English <Latin prōcūrātor manager. See procuration, -tor

Other words from procurator

  • proc·u·ra·tor·ate, proc·u·ra·tor·ship, noun
  • proc·u·ra·to·ri·al [prok-yer-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /ˌprɒk yər əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, proc·u·ra·to·ry, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for procurator


/ (ˈprɒkjʊˌreɪtə) /

  1. (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

  2. rare a person engaged and authorized by another to manage his affairs

Origin of procurator

C13: from Latin: a manager, from prōcūrāre to attend to

Derived forms of procurator

  • procuracy (ˈprɒkjʊrəsɪ) or procuratorship, noun
  • procuratorial (ˌprɒkjʊrəˈtɔːrɪəl) or procuratory (ˈprɒkjʊrətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

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