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

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Other Words from procurator

procuratorial \ ˌprä-​kyə-​rə-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​əl How to pronounce procuratorial (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 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, "It was the third court victory in the case for the environmental group Urgenda, which filed the lawsuit in 2013 against the Dutch government with nearly 900 coplaintiffs.," 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, "Glastonbury Parishioners Fundraise To Fight Merger," 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 4 Jul. 2020.

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