Procurator meaning

prŏkyə-rātər
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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.
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An official of ancient Rome who managed the financial affairs of a province or acted as governor of a lesser province.
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A person employed to manage another's affairs; agent.
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One who is authorized to act on behalf of another; an agent.
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A legal officer who both investigates and prosecutes crimes, found in some inquisitorial legal systems, particularly communist or formerly communist states - see public procurator.
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Origin of procurator

  • Middle English procuratour from Old French from Latin prōcūrātor from prōcūrāre to take care of procure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed from Latin procurator, from prōcÅ«rō (“I procure") (English procure). Surface analysis is procure +"Ž -ator.

    From Wiktionary