Proctucha to Productive
(||Proc"tu*cha) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. anus + to have.] (Zoöl.) (a) A division of Turbellaria
including those that have an intestine terminating posteriorly. (b) The Nemertina.
(Pro*cum"bent) a. [L. procumbens, -entis, p. pr. of procumbere to fall, bend, or lean
forward; pro forward + cumbere akin to cubare to lie down: cf. F. procombant. Cf. Incumbent.]
1. Lying down, or on the face; prone. " Procumbent each obeyed." Cowper.
2. (Bot.) Lying on the ground, but without putting forth roots; trailing; prostrate; as, a procumbent stem.
(Pro*cur"a*ble) a. Capable of being procured; obtainable. Boyle.
(Proc"u*ra*cy) n.; pl. Procuracies [LL. procuratia: cf. F. procuratie. See Procuration, and
1. The office or act of a proctor or procurator; management for another.
2. Authority to act for another; a proxy. [Obs.]
(Proc`u*ra"tion) n. [L. procuratio: cf. F. procuration. See Procure.]
1. The act of procuring; procurement.
2. The management of another's affairs.
3. The instrument by which a person is empowered to transact the affairs of another; a proxy.
4. (Ch. of Eng.) A sum of money paid formerly to the bishop or archdeacon, now to the ecclesiastical
commissioners, by an incumbent, as a commutation for entertainment at the time of visitation; called
Procuration money (Law), money paid for procuring a loan. Blackstone.
(Proc"u*ra`tor) n. [L.: cf. F. procurateur. See Procure, and cf. Proctor. ]
1. (Law) One who manages another's affairs, either generally or in a special matter; an agent; a proctor.
2. (Rom. Antiq.) A governor of a province under the emperors; also, one who had charge of the imperial
revenues in a province; as, the procurator of Judea.
Procurator fiscal (Scots Law), public prosecutor, or district attorney.
(Proc`u*ra*to"ri*al) a. Of or pertaining to a procurator, or proctor; made by a proctor. Ayliffe.
(Proc"u*ra`tor*ship) n. The office or term of a procurator. Bp. Pearson.
(Pro*cu"ra*to*ry) a. [L. procuratorius.] Tending to, or authorizing, procuration.
(Pro*cure") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Procured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Procuring.] [F. procurer, L. procurare,
procuratum, to take care of; pro for + curare to take care, fr. cura care. See Cure, and cf. Proctor,
1. To bring into possession; to cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; to acquire or provide
for one's self or for another; to gain; to get; to obtain by any means, as by purchase or loan.
If we procure not to ourselves more woe.Milton.