One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The appointment, authority, or action of an attorney.
- ‘Holding of investment property for rent including marketing and procuration of tenancies.’
- ‘In the initial interviews, Albert spoke very little and only through third parties, as if he only existed by procuration.’
- ‘The words per pro may, in effect, constitute a red flag, as they indicate to the bank that the employee acts by procuration and that there is, therefore, a possibility of an abuse of authority.’
- 1.1archaic The action of procuring or obtaining something.
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin procuratio(n-), from procurare ‘attend to, take care of’ (see procure).
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