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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Proctor \Proc"tor\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Proctor \Proc"tor\, verb (used with an object) To act as a proctor toward; to manage as an attorney or agent. --Bp. Warburton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

proctor

noun

1: someone who supervises (an examination) [syn: {proctor}, {monitor}]

verb

1: watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating) [syn: {invigilate}, {proctor}]


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