2. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.

By all means possible they procure to have gold and silver among them in reproach.
Robynson (More's Utopia) .

Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall.

3. To solicit; to entreat. [Obs.]

The famous Briton prince and faery knight, . . .
Of the fair Alma greatly were procured
To make there longer sojourn and abode.

4. To cause to come; to bring; to attract. [Obs.]

What unaccustomed cause procures her hither?

5. To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.

Syn. — See Attain.

(Pro*cure") v. i.

1. To pimp. Shak.

2. To manage business for another in court. [Scot.]

(Pro*cure"ment) n.

1. The act of procuring or obtaining; obtainment; attainment.

2. Efficient contrivance; management; agency.

They think it done
By her procurement.

(Pro*cur"er) n. [Cf. F. procureur.]

1. One who procures, or obtains; one who, or that which, brings on, or causes to be done, esp. by corrupt means.

2. One who procures the gratification of lust for another; a pimp; a pander. South.

(Pro*cur"ess), n. A female procurer, or pander.

(Pro"cy*on) n. [L., a constellation which rises before the Dog Star, Gr. before + a dog. ]

1. (Astron.) A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Minor, or the Little Dog.

2. (Zoöl.) A genus of mammals including the raccoon.

(Prod) n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. brod goad, prickle, sting, and E. brad, also W. procio to poke, thrust.]

1. A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc.

2. A prick or stab which a pointed instrument.

3. A light kind of crossbow; — in the sense, often spelled prodd. Fairholt.

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