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Proctor


PROC'TOR, noun [contracted from Latin procurator, from procuro; pro and curo.]

1. In a general sense, one who is employed to manage the affairs of another.

2. Appropriately, a person employed to manage another's cause in a court of civil or ecclesiastical law, as in the court of admiralty, or in a spiritual court.

3. The magistrate of a university.

PROC'TOR, verb intransitive To manage; a cant word.