procurator

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Anglo-Norman procuratour, from Latin prōcūrātor, from prōcūrō(I procure) (English procure). Equivalent to procure +‎ -ator.

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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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  • OED2

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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prōcūrātor m ‎(genitive prōcūrātoris); third declension

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

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative prōcūrātor prōcūrātōrēs
genitive prōcūrātōris prōcūrātōrum
dative prōcūrātōrī prōcūrātōribus
accusative prōcūrātōrem prōcūrātōrēs
ablative prōcūrātōre prōcūrātōribus
vocative prōcūrātor prōcūrātōrēs

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