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  • n. The office of a procurator

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office or act of a proctor or procurator; management for another.
  • n. Authority to act for another; a proxy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or service of a procurator; the management of an affair for another.
  • n. A proxy or procuration.


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Latin, analyzed as procure +‎ -cy (“office of”).


  • OK, we think "procuracy" is really bureaucracy "unordinary" should perhaps be extraordinary.


  • That we received courts, the procuracy, police, army, and FSB that are completely communist in mentality, structure, methods of work, and personnel.

    The Return

  • Their role was to train recruits for the police, the KGB, and the procuracy—a distinctive Russian institution that combines the roles of prosecutor and overseer of the entire justice system—and the matriculants came mostly from privileged families with law enforcement backgrounds.

    The Return

  • He abolished the commercial court system and reorganized the ministry of justice, first into a committee on legal reform, then back into a justice ministry, which was then merged with the procuracy.

    The Return

  • Later, the procuracy would merge with the Ministry of Justice.

    The Return

  • By this point, local agents of the tax inspectorate, police, security service, and procuracy had been coopted by the governors, who supplemented their wages, found them housing, and in practice had a say in local appointments.

    The Return

  • Under a plan debated off-and-on since the early 1990s, the various separate criminal investigators—from the procuracy, the Interior Ministry, the Federal Security Service FSB, and other bodies—would be united in a single investigatory agency, analogous to the American FBI.

    The Return

  • But, contrary to popular mythology, Russian archives are not entirely closed: the authors are able to draw on many thousands of secret police, party, government, and procuracy documents, not to mention the administrative and financial archives of the Gulag itself.

    Inside the Gulag

  • This word is supposed to be derived from _procuracy_, which means action in the place of, and in behalf of, another.

    Charles I Makers of History

  • At the end of last week, German Shtadler, the head of the Karelian procuracy, that the FSB had brought the case after some unknown group distributed leaflets in the Sortavalsk district calling on people there to push for a referendum on transferring their district from Russia to Finland.

    La Russophobe


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