procuration

noun
proc·​u·​ra·​tion | \ ˌprä-kyə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce procuration (audio) \

Definition of procuration

1a : 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

First Known Use of procuration

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

History and Etymology for procuration

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

Learn More About procuration

Time Traveler for procuration

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near procuration

procurance

procuration

procurative

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for procuration

Cite this Entry

“Procuration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procuration. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for procuration

procuration

noun
proc·​u·​ra·​tion | \ ˌprä-kyə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce procuration (audio) \

Legal Definition of procuration

1 in the civil law of Louisiana : power of attorney

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!