Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.


 (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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
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."(3)
The overriding aims were the maintenance of the status quo, the ensurance of equity, the procurance of stability and the preservation of psychological space for non-business activities.