Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that procures: a procurer of free tickets to concerts.
  • n. A pander.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who procures or obtains things, especially one who procures customers for prostitutes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who procures, or obtains; one who, or that which, brings on, or causes to be done, esp. by corrupt means.
  • n. One who procures the gratification of lust for another; a pimp; a pander.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who procures or obtains; that which brings on or causes to be done.
  • n. One who uses means to bring anything about, especially one who does so secretly and corruptly.
  • n. One who procures for another the gratification of his lust; a pimp; a pander.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who obtains or acquires
  • n. someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

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Examples

  • Mainstream media: killing the past p2pnet news view Freedom | P2P: - Because everyone with an online account has the potential to become his or her own news and information procurer and disseminator, “the corporate press corpse is panicking, trying to figure out a way to stay relevant,” I said in a post on Saturday.

    Mainstream media: killing the past

  • In a report for the case, Mr. Dalzell said young Americans define a pimp as "an alluring, charming ladies' man," not "a procurer of prostitutes."

    As Slang Changes More Rapidly, Expert Has to Watch His Language

  • Witness the current status of Palin, the right-wing's best procurer of unhappy wing nuts.

    Authorities report rise in threats against members of Congress

  • Deranged, self serving, sexually driven and yet likeable Wayne Ogden is our unscrupulous procurer and criminal ready to triumph with his blackmail schemes and the like.

    Carole Mallory: Review: The Adjustment by Scott Phillips

  • Ogden serves as a troubleshooter and procurer similar to the roles he fulfilled while serving in the Armed Forces and offers his boss his services until he can no longer tolerate Collins.

    Carole Mallory: Review: The Adjustment by Scott Phillips

  • He is gone but his good deeds as a procurer of justice will let his spirit live on forever.

    Anthony Papa: The Passing of a Drug Reform Hero: Retired Judge Jerome Marks

  • In particular, the central character, Sari Arany (which we can accept as a translatuion convention: in Hungarian she would have been Arany Sari) is a fascinating figure, developing from introspective teenager to being the village midwife, registrar and procurer of poison.

    Three Who audiobooks

  • Now everyone with an online account has the potential to become his or her own news and information procurer and disseminator, the corporate press corpse is panicking, trying to figure out a way to stay relevant.

    Thomas Crampton’s archive disaster

  • Successive chancellors promise to unlock savings by making government a more efficient procurer, moving government jobs out of expensive central London office space and, a more recent addition to the chorus, using the Internet to deliver services more efficiently.

    A Budget Without Serious Economics

  • Mr. Krasznahorkai's elegant single sentence story, a long letter to the Renaissance painter Palma Vecchio from the procurer of his models, is an inquiry into the base urges that bring forth complex art.

    Stories to Fill a 'Gaping Lack'

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