Proc"tor (?), n. [OE. proketour, contr. fr. procurator. See Procurator.]

One who is employed to manage to affairs of another.

Specifically: (a)

A person appointed to collect alms for those who could not go out to beg for themselves, as lepers, the bedridden, etc.; hence a beggar.

[Obs.] Nares. (b) Eng.Law

An officer employed in admiralty and ecclesiastical causes. He answers to an attorney at common law, or to a solicitor in equity.

Wharton. (c) Ch. of Eng.

A representative of the clergy in convocation

. (d)

An officer in a university or college whose duty it is to enforce obedience to the laws of the institution.

<-- hall proctor. a proctor(d) who maintains order within the hallways of a school, esp. during a shange of class. THe post is often occupied by a student -->


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Proc"tor, v. t.

To act as a proctor toward; to manage as an attorney or agent.

Bp. Warburton.


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