Definition of procurer in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈkjʊərə/


1A person who obtains a prostitute for another person.
Example sentences
  • Nor were women the only targets of these deportations: men believed to be involved as procurers or associates of prostitutes were also excluded.
  • Some of those disability providers have ended up in a very invidious and ambiguous situation of acting, basically, as a procurer to obtain sex for their clients.
  • Have you ever unlawfully distributed or sold controlled substances, or been a prostitute or procurer for prostitutes?
2 Law A person who causes someone to do something or something to happen.
Example sentences
  • The procurer must be able to be shown to have acted with knowledge of the contract, and with the intention to interfere with the claimant's contractual rights.
  • The suggestion in the counselor's reference is that it must be the procurer's purpose to produce the actus reus.
  • Most were offered jobs in the city or tricked into bogus marriages by procurers promising them a new life in India.


Late Middle English (denoting a steward): from Anglo-Norman French procurour, from Latin procurator (see procurator). Sense 1 dates from the mid 17th century.

Words that rhyme with procurer

Angostura, Bonaventura, bravura, Bujumbura, caesura, camera obscura, coloratura, curer, Dürer, durra, Estremadura, figura, fioritura, Führer, insurer, Jura, juror, Madura, nomenklatura, sura, surah, tamboura, tempura, tourer

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