procurator

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman procuratour, from Latin procurator, from prōcūrō (I procure) (English procure). Surface analysis is procure +‎ -ator.

Noun[edit]

procurator (plural procurators)

  1. A tax collector.
  2. An agent or attorney.
  3. A legal officer who both investigates and prosecutes crimes, found in some inquisitorial legal systems, particularly communist or formerly communist states – see public procurator
  4. (Ancient Rome) The governor of a small imperial province.

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References[edit]

  • OED2

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prōcūrō (I manage, administer) +‎ -tor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prōcūrātor m (genitive prōcūrātoris); third declension

  1. manager, overseer, superintendent
  2. agent, deputy

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative prōcūrātor prōcūrātorēs
genitive prōcūrātoris prōcūrātorum
dative prōcūrātorī prōcūrātoribus
accusative prōcūrātorem prōcūrātorēs
ablative prōcūrātore prōcūrātoribus
vocative prōcūrātor prōcūrātorēs

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