procurator

noun
proc·​u·​ra·​tor | \ ˈprä-kyə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce procurator (audio) \

Definition of procurator

1 : one that manages another's affairs : agent
2 : an officer of the Roman empire entrusted with management of the financial affairs of a province and often having administrative powers as agent of the emperor

Other Words from procurator

procuratorial \ ˌprä-​kyə-​rə-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​əl How to pronounce procurator (audio) \ adjective

Examples of procurator in a Sentence

he was appointed procurator of the church and was responsible for all of the financial arrangements
Recent Examples on the Web Andrei Vyshinsky, procurator general in the 1930s, had overseen Stalin’s horrendous purges of millions of ordinary citizens – plus most of the members of the Communist Party Central Committee and top Soviet generals. Peter Bridges, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Jan. 2022 The procurator of Roman Britain, Catus Decianus, ordered an extra two hundred men to Camulodunum and figured the problem was solved. Anne Thériault, Longreads, 14 May 2021 In September, the procurator general and advocate general, who advise the court, published an opinion urging the justices to reject the government’s arguments. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Dec. 2019 Moving forward requires that the group shell out as much as $7,000, which includes a filing fee and the cost of hiring a procurator-advocate, who will argue the case on the group’s behalf. Jordan Otero Sisson, Courant Community, 26 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of procurator

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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