procuration

noun

proc·​u·​ra·​tion ˌprä-kyə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce procuration (audio)
1
a
: the act of appointing another as one's agent or attorney
b
: the authority vested in one so appointed
2
: the action of obtaining something (such as supplies) : procurement

Word History

Etymology

Middle English procuratioun, from Anglo-French procuration, from Latin procuration-, procuratio, from procurare

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of procuration was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Procuration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procuration. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

procuration

noun
proc·​u·​ra·​tion ˌprä-kyə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce procuration (audio)
1
in the civil law of Louisiana : power of attorney
2
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