To initiate a proceeding; to cause a thing to be done; to instigate; to contrive, bring about, effect, or cause. To persuade, induce, prevail upon, or cause a person to do something. Rose v. Hunter, 155 Cal.App.2d 319, 317 P.2d 1027, 1030.
To obtain, as a prostitute, for another. Procure connotes action and means to cause, acquire, gain, get, obtain, bring about, cause to be done. Ford v. City of Caldwell, 79 Idaho 499, 321 P.2d 589, 593.
To find or introduce;-said of a broker who obtains a customer. To bring the seller and the buyer together so that the seller has an opportunity to sell.
See also finder

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.


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  • procure — [ prɔkyr ] n. f. • 1743; « procuration » 1265; de procurer ♦ Relig. 1 ♦ Office de procureur dans certaines maisons et communautés religieuses. Adjoint à procure. ♢ Bureaux, logement du procureur d un couvent. 2 ♦ Magasin d objets de piété. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • procure — pro‧cure [prəˈkjʊə ǁ proʊˈkjʊr] verb [transitive] formal to obtain something that is needed for a particular task: • Companies in the industry reported difficulty in procuring raw materials. • Investors showed faith in Pathé s ability to procure… …   Financial and business terms

  • procure — pro·cure /prə kyu̇r/ vt pro·cured, pro·cur·ing: to obtain, induce, or cause to take place pro·cur·able adj pro·cur·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Procure — Pro*cure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Procured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Procuring}.] [F. procurer, L. procurare, procuratum, to take care of; pro for + curare to take care, fr. cura care. See {Cure}, and cf. {Proctor}, {Proxy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • procure — [prō kyoor′, prəkyoor′] vt. procured, procuring [ME procuren < MFr procurer, to procure < L procurare, to take care of, attend to < pro (see PRO 2) + curare, to attend to < cura, care (see CURE)] 1. to get or bring about by some… …   English World dictionary

  • Procure — Pro*cure , v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To pimp. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To manage business for another in court. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • procuré — procuré, ée (pro ku ré, rée) part. passé de procurer …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • procure — c.1300, bring about, cause, effect, from O.Fr. procurer (13c.), from L.L. procurare to take for, take care of, in classical Latin, manage, take care of; from pro in behalf of (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + curare care for (see CURE (Cf. cure)). Main… …   Etymology dictionary

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