verb (used with object), pro·cured, pro·cur·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·cured, pro·cur·ing.
Origin of procure
British Dictionary definitions for self-procured
Word Origin for procure
Word Origin and History for self-procured
c.1300, "bring about, cause, effect," from Old French procurer "care for, be occupied with; bring about, cause; acquire, provide" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin procurare "manage, take care of;" from pro- "in behalf of" (see pro-) + curare "care for" (see cure (v.)). Main modern sense "obtain; recruit" (late 14c.) is via "take pains to get" (mid-14c.). Meaning "to obtain (women) for sexual gratification" is attested from c.1600. Related: Procured; procuring.