(Proc"to*cele) n. [Gr. anus + tumor.] (Med.) Inversion and prolapse of the mucous coat of
the rectum, from relaxation of the sphincter, with more or less swelling; prolapsus ani. Dunglison.
(||Proc`to*dæ"um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. the anus + to divide.] (Anat.) See Mesenteron.
(Proc"tor) n. [OE. proketour, contr. fr. procurator. See Procurator.] One who is employed
to manage to affairs of another. Specifically: (a) A person appointed to collect alms for those who could
not go out to beg for themselves, as lepers, the bedridden, etc.; hence a beggar. [Obs.] Nares. (b)
(Eng. Law) An officer employed in admiralty and ecclesiastical causes. He answers to an attorney at
common law, or to a solicitor in equity. Wharton. (c) (Ch. of Eng.) A representative of the clergy in
convocation. (d) An officer in a university or college whose duty it is to enforce obedience to the laws
of the institution.
(Proc"tor), v. t. To act as a proctor toward; to manage as an attorney or agent. Bp. Warburton.
(Proc"tor*age) n. Management by a proctor, or as by a proctor; hence, control; superintendence;
in contempt. "The fogging proctorage of money." Milton.
(Proc*to"ri*al) a. Of or pertaining to a proctor, esp. an academic proctor; magisterial.
(Proc*tor"ic*al) a. Proctorial. [R.]
(Proc"tor*ship) n. The office or dignity of a proctor; also, the term of his office. Clarendon.
(Proc*tot"o*my) n. [Gr. anus + to cut.] (Surg.) An incision into the rectum, as for the division
of a stricture.