procuration[präk′yo̵̅o̅ rā′s̸hən, -yə-]
- Obsolete management of another's affairs
- power of attorney
- the act of granting power of attorney
- the act of procuring
Origin of procurationMiddle English procuracion ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin procuratio
- The act or an instance of procuring.
- Law a. The appointment of an agent.b. The agent so appointed.
- The act of procuring; procurement.
- The management of another's affairs.
- The instrument by which a person is empowered to transact the affairs of another; a proxy.
- A sum of money formerly paid to the bishop or archdeacon, now to the ecclesiastical commissioners, by an incumbent, as a commutation for entertainment at the time of visitation; called also proxy.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.