- an official of ancient Rome who managed the financial affairs of a province or acted as governor of a lesser province
- a person employed to manage another's affairs; agent
Origin of procuratorMiddle English procuratour from Old French from Classical Latin procurator from procurare: see procure
- One who is authorized to act on behalf of another; an agent.
- An employee of the Roman emperor in civil affairs, especially in finance and taxes, in management of imperial estates and properties, and in governing minor provinces.
Origin of procuratorMiddle English procuratour from Old French from Latin prōcūrātor from prōcūrāre to take care of ; see procure .
Borrowed from Latin procurator, from prÅcÅ«rÅ (“I procure") (English procure). Surface analysis is procure +"Ž -ator.