WORD ORIGIN 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
-tor Related forms proc·u·ra·tor·ate, proc·u·ra·tor·ship, noun proc·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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British Dictionary definitions for procuratorate 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, noun procuratorial ( ˌprɒkjʊrəˈtɔːrɪəl) or procuratory ( ˈprɒkjʊrətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective Word Origin for procurator
C13: from Latin: a manager, from
prōcūrāre to attend to
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Word Origin and History for procuratorate n.
(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.
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