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procurer (n.)

late 14c., procurour, "advocate, spokesman," from Anglo-French procurour, Old French procureur (13c., Modern French procureur), from Latin procurator (see procurator). Meaning "contriver, one who or that which brings on or causes to be done" is from mid-15c. Specifically of one who supplies women to gratify the lusts of another from 1630s. Fem. form procuress (early 15c.) is shortened from Old French procureresse.

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Definitions of procurer from WordNet

procurer (n.)
someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce);
Synonyms: pimp / panderer / pander / pandar / fancy man / ponce
procurer (n.)
someone who obtains or acquires;
the procurer of opera tickets
Synonyms: securer
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