Examples from the Web for procurement
Procurement budgets for weapon systems and operational-cost accounts are separated by a near-unbreachable wall.America’s 60 Year-Old Nuclear Bomber Might Finally Get a New Engine|Bill Sweetman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Junk leaves no room for family, jobs, or relationships other than those organized around the procurement and enjoyment of junk.American Dreams, 1953: ‘Junky’ by William S. Burroughs|Nathaniel Rich|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At Pentagon procurement prices, the cost of switching the stationery alone would be astronomical.
It's hard to imagine any reason that the state needs to get into regulating the procurement and sale of . . . wooden boxes.
And procurement of body-scanning machines could stop, since TSA already has more than they need for secondary screening.
For a large period of the war the procurement of precision instruments was in the hands of the General Engineer Depot.
For a brief season subsequent to arrival the sexes remain apart, and seem only intent upon the procurement of food.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States|Thomas G. Gentry
Inspection and procurement detachments were maintained in most of the eastern industrial centers.
The procurement of the webbing for these articles was in itself a manufacturing achievement.
The greatest difficulty incurred, in having a game of ball, was the procurement of a ball that would survive even one inning.The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson|Edward A. Moore
British Dictionary definitions for procurement
- the act of buying
- (as modifier)procurement cost; procurement budget
Word Origin and History for procurement
c.1300, "use of improper influence," from Old French procurement "management, stewardship" (13c.), from procurer (see procure). Meaning "process of bringing something about" (by the action of another) is from c.1400. Military use by 1949, American English.