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 (prō-kyo͝or′, prə-)
v. pro·cured, pro·cur·ing, pro·cures
1. To get by special effort; obtain or acquire: managed to procure a pass.
2. To bring about; effect: procure a solution to a knotty problem.
3. To obtain (a sexual partner) for another.
To obtain sexual partners for others.

[Middle English procuren, from Old French procurer, to take care of, from Latin prōcūrāre : prō-, for; see pro-1 + cūrāre, to care for (from cūra, care; see cure).]

pro·cur′a·ble adj.
pro·cur′ance, pro·cure′ment n.
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Noun1.procurance - the act of getting possession of something; "he was responsible for the procurement of materials and supplies"
acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
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According to McCormick on Evidence, "[D]uring the early years of American constitutional law, it was almost universally accepted that the admissibility of evidence was unaffected by any impropriety that might have occurred in its procurance.
It seems that the use of the term 'archaeology' in the title of the book gets reduced to a mere cataloguing of a specific kind of data, and their probable area of procurance.