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.
Proc"tor, v. t. To act as a proctor
toward; to manage as an attorney or agent. Bp.