procurator

[ prok-yuh-rey-ter ]
/ ˈprɒk yəˌreɪ tər /

noun

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

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

Related forms

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

/ (ˈprɒkjʊˌreɪtə) /

noun

(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

Derived Forms

procuracy (ˈprɒkjʊrəsɪ) or procuratorship, nounprocuratorial (ˌprɒkjʊrəˈtɔːrɪəl) or procuratory (ˈprɒkjʊrətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin for procurator

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