: the office or functions of a procurator
: an officer of the Roman empire entrusted with management of the financial affairs of a province and often having administrative powers as agent of the emperor
A public procurator (Chinese: 公诉人; 检察官) is an officer of a state charged with both the investigation and prosecution of crime. The office is a feature of a civil law inquisitorial rather than common law adversarial system. Countries such as Japan, China, Russia and Indonesia adopt the procuratorial system.
The office of a procurator is called a procuracy or procuratorate.The terms are from Latin and originate with the procurators of the Roman Empire.
In China: the public prosecutor’s department, or the body of public prosecutors, at any of various levels of court hierarchy…
Early 20th century. From procurator + -ate.