procuration

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

Procuration \Proc'u*ra"tion\, noun [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 also {proxy}.

{Procuration money} (Law), money paid for procuring a loan. --Blackstone.


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