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procurer

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Pronunciation: /prəˈkjʊərə
 
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Definition of procurer in English:

noun

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.

Origin

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

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