Definition of procuration in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpräkyəˈrāSHən/ /ˌprɑkjəˈreɪʃən/


  • 1Law
    dated The 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. 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).