Procuration Different meanings have been applied to this word. 1. An entertainment given to the archdeacon with provision for seven horses and six men. 2. An equivalent in money; according to Lyndwood, 7s. 6d. to the archdeacon and 1s. to each of the other six at his visitation, to commute for the provision or entertainment which was formerly expected to be provided at the time of visitation. 3. An entertainment made at a visitation for a bishop. In 1336 a money composition was permitted to be offered by pope Benedict XII, but only one procuration could be demanded if several churches were visited in one day. The amount varied in different countries.
In England an archbishop received 220 turons, a bishop 150, an archdeacon 50, and an archpriest or rural dean 10. SEE SYNODAL.