procure

procure
(pro-ku-r') s. f.
Office de procureur dans une maison religieuse. Il brigua la procure.
   Logement particulier où le procureur fait les affaires de la communauté. Nous nous vîmes à la procure.
   XIIIe s.
   Je cuit [pense] estre certain qu'il [frères mineurs] ont bones pastures, Et qu'il ont, en maint lieu, du leur mis en procures, Qui leur valent assez sans autres aventures, J. DE MEUNG Test. 1074.
   Voy. procurer.

Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré. . 1872-1877.

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  • procure — [ prɔkyr ] n. f. • 1743; « procuration » 1265; de procurer ♦ Relig. 1 ♦ Office de procureur dans certaines maisons et communautés religieuses. Adjoint à procure. ♢ Bureaux, logement du procureur d un couvent. 2 ♦ Magasin d objets de piété. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • procure — pro·cure /prə kyu̇r/ vt pro·cured, pro·cur·ing: to obtain, induce, or cause to take place pro·cur·able adj pro·cur·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Procure — 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}, {Proxy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • procure — [prō kyoor′, prəkyoor′] vt. procured, procuring [ME procuren < MFr procurer, to procure < L procurare, to take care of, attend to < pro (see PRO 2) + curare, to attend to < cura, care (see CURE)] 1. to get or bring about by some… …   English World dictionary

  • Procure — Pro*cure , v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To pimp. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To manage business for another in court. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • procure — c.1300, bring about, cause, effect, from O.Fr. procurer (13c.), from L.L. procurare to take for, take care of, in classical Latin, manage, take care of; from pro in behalf of (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + curare care for (see CURE (Cf. cure)). Main… …   Etymology dictionary

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