from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One authorized to manage the affairs of another; an agent.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tax collector.
- n. An agent or attorney.
- n. A legal officer who both investigates and prosecutes crimes, found in some inquisitorial legal systems, particularly communist or formerly communist states – see public procurator
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who manages another's affairs, either generally or in a special matter; an agent; a proctor.
- n. A governor of a province under the emperors; also, one who had charge of the imperial revenues in a province.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The manager of another's affairs; one who acts for or instead of another, and under his authority: especially, one who undertakes the care of any legal proceedings for another, and stands in his place; a proctor; an agent; in Scotland, one who represents a party in the inferior courts.
- n. In Roman history, a financial agent or manager in an imperial province, corresponding to the questor in a senatorial province; also, an administrator of the imperial fiscus, or treasury, or one of certain other personal agents or representatives of the emperor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person authorized to act for another
- n. (ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes
In recent times the name procurator is often found used for this official.
"The young man with the procurator is a wizard," Tenoctris said without a transition.
Wherefore the Romans that were in Camelodunum sent for aid vnto Catus Decianus the procurator, that is, the emperours agent, treasurer, or receiuer, for in that citie (although it were inhabited by Romans) there was no great garrison of able men.
He was chosen procurator, that is, lieutenant-governor, and general receiver of the taxes of Byzacena.
Shortly before his death Tiberius recalled the procurator
So, instead of a king ruling royally from the palace left by Herod on Mount Zion, the city fell into the hands of an officer of the second grade, an appointee called procurator, who communicated with the court in Rome through the Legate of Syria, residing in Antioch.
He had appointed as procurator, that is, financial commissioner, in "long-haired" Gaul, a native who, having been originally a slave and afterwards set free by Julius Caesar, had taken the Roman name of Licinius.
Judea was now reduced to a Roman province, dependent on the prefecture of Syria, though usually place under the inspection of a subordinate officer, called the procurator or governor.
Call the procurator fiscal’s office, ask what the likely charge will be, providing they find the culprit.
These directorates shall be composed of rabbis, elders of the community, and a commissioner representing the Government; in the central directorate this commissioner shall be replaced by a "procurator" to be appointed directly by the king.
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