- 1Obtain (something), especially with care or effort: food procured for the rebels [with two objects]: he persuaded a friend to procure him a ticketMore example sentences
- The study - jointly conducted by the World Health Organisation and the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres - looked at efforts to procure antiretroviral drugs in 10 countries.
- The Wall Street Journal has been leaked those portions of the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate relating to Iraq's efforts to procure uranium in Africa.
- Questionnaires regarding Community Childcare were sent out to families in the Aghamore area during the week in an effort to procure affordable childcare facilities in the region.
- 1.1Obtain (someone) as a prostitute for another person: he haunted railway stations to procure young girls for immoral purposesMore example sentences
- It was obvious to anyone paying any attention at all that the girls were procured as prostitutes for the night for the wealthy Middle Easterner.
- She was aware of the King's private brothel, the Parc-aux-Cerfs, but most biographers and historians dismiss the charges that she procured young women for him as malicious court gossip.
- Under the new Australian laws, adults caught using the Internet to procure children younger than 16 for sex face up to 15 years in jail.
- 2 [with object and infinitive] Law Persuade or cause (someone) to do something: he procured his wife to sign the mandate for the joint accountMore example sentences
- The issue is whether I should infer from the facts that ACP and/or the fifth defendant by one or more of their officers procured the employees to break their contracts of employment with intent that they should do so.
- The person who was said to be the accessory in that case was a person who was not even present, let alone driving the car, but someone who was said to have procured the driver to drive a vehicle with defective brakes.
- The obstruct justice charge related to an attempt to procure a witness to claim he had been driving the vehicle and had left before the police arrived.
- 2.1 • archaic or Law Cause (something) to happen: he was charged with procuring the death of the Earl of LancasterMore example sentences
- Retail Credit Cards Ltd. was charged with aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring offences committed by another person under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
- The employee was acquitted of the principal offence, but the Court of Appeal upheld the employer's conviction for, essentially, procuring the actus reus.
- The officers had been acting as Agents provocateurs, and had procured the appellants to commit the offences.
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- The high resolution meter IKNOS like data available outside India are also procurable only through the NRSA and how far one can get these directly is anybody's guess.
- Standard and prostrate plants are now procurable from some of the larger nurseries.
- The Contractor shall execute and complete the Works, so far as it is legally and physically possible to do so, in a good and workmanlike manner and using materials of good quality so far as they may be reasonably procurable.
Middle English: from Old French procurer, from Latin procurare 'take care of, manage', from pro- 'on behalf of' + curare 'see to'.