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procurement (n.)

c. 1300, procuren, "use of improper influence," from Old French procurement "management, stewardship" (13c.), from procurer (see procure) and directly from Medieval Latin procuramentum. Meaning "process of bringing something about" (by the action of another) is from c. 1400. Military meaning "action or process of obtaining equipment and supplies" is by 1949, American English.

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Definitions of procurement from WordNet

procurement (n.)
the act of getting possession of something;
he was responsible for the procurement of materials and supplies
Synonyms: procurance / procural
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