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proc·u·ra·tor / ˈpräkyəˌrātər/ • n. Law an agent representing others in a court of law in countries retaining Roman civil law. ∎  hist. a treasury officer in a province of the Roman Empire. DERIVATIVES: proc·u·ra·to·ri·al / ˌpräkyərəˈtôrēəl/ adj. proc·u·ra·tor·ship n.

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procurator an agent representing others in a court of law in countries retaining Roman civil law; (in Scotland) a lawyer practising before the lower courts. The word is recorded from Middle English (denoting a steward), and comes ultimately from Latin, meaning ‘administrator, finance agent’.
procurator fiscal in Scotland, a local coroner and public prosecutor.

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procurator orig. form of PROCTOR, surviving in Sc. p. fiscal, public prosecutor of a district. XIII. — OF. procurateur or L. prōcūrātor manager, agent, deputy, collector in a province, f. prōcūrāre PROCURE; see -ATOR

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