Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of procuring.
  • noun The appointment of an agent.
  • noun The agent so appointed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Care; management.
  • noun The management of another's affairs; the being intrusted with such management.
  • noun A document by which a person is empowered to transact the affairs of another. See mandate, 4 .
  • noun Eccles.: Formerly, provision of the necessary expenses for visitation, due from a church, monastery, or incumbent, etc., to the bishop or archdeacon upon his visitation.
  • noun In modern usage, the sum of money paid to a bishop or archdeacon as a commutation for the above provision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of procuring; procurement.
  • noun The management of another's affairs.
  • noun The instrument by which a person is empowered to transact the affairs of another; a proxy.
  • noun (Ch. of Eng.) A sum of money paid formerly 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.
  • noun (Law) money paid for procuring a loan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of procuring; procurement.
  • noun The management of another's affairs.
  • noun The instrument by which a person is empowered to transact the affairs of another; a proxy.
  • noun 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.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin procuratio.

Examples

  • THE office of the sovereign, be it a monarch or an assembly, consisteth in the end for which he was trusted with the sovereign power, namely the procuration of the safety of the people, to which he is obliged by the law of nature, and to render an account thereof to God, the Author of that law, and to none but Him.

    Leviathan

  • THE office of the sovereign, be it a monarch or an assembly, consisteth in the end for which he was trusted with the sovereign power, namely the procuration of the safety of the people, to which he is obliged by the law of nature, and to render an account thereof to God, the Author of that law, and to none but Him.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • The OFFICE of the Soveraign, (be it a Monarch, or an Assembly,) consisteth in the end, for which he was trusted with the Soveraign Power, namely the procuration of the Safety Of The People; to which he is obliged by the Law of Nature, and to render an account thereof to God, the Author of that Law, and to none but him.

    Leviathan

  • In the course of this visitation, the metropolitan, like the bishop, has the right of "procuration", i.e., he and his retinue must be received and entertained at the expense of the churches visited.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Manifest simony they had christened 'procuration' and gluttony 'sustentation,' as if

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • Je possedais donc Sonatine par procuration et des qu'elle faisait de nouvelles photos je restais des heures devant!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • A procuration of Pierre du Gua sieur de Monts for Mathieu de Coste, described as “nègre” or “naigre.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • A procuration of Pierre du Gua sieur de Monts for Mathieu de Coste, described as “nègre” or “naigre.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • Mais comme elle ne veut pas elle vit par procuration.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Musciatto his expresse procuration, and also the Kings gracious

    The Decameron

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