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1A female procurator or agent. Compare factrix. Now historical and rare.
2A nun who has responsibility for the temporal, especially financial, affairs of a nunnery. Compare "procurator". Now historical.
Late 16th century. From classical Latin prōcūrātrīx female superintendent, feminine form corresponding to prōcūrātor; compare -trix.
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