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Procurator

 

in ancient Rome, (1) a housing manager, (2) a fiduciary of a Roman citizen in legal and commercial affairs (usually a freedman), and (3) during the empire, a civil servant who managed large imperial or private estates, governed small provinces, managed the collection of taxes in large provinces, or headed financial and economic departments, such as the fiscus or the aerarium.

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However, he was released before appearing at Ayr Sherrif Court after the procurator fiscal ruled there should be no proceedings, pending further investigation.
When defense lawyers proffer written materials and evidence maintaining that no crime has been committed, an arrest is unnecessary, or the suspect should not be detained, or there have been violations of law in the investigation, the procurators must examine them seriously.
The procurators should state clearly in the arrest warrant whether they are going to accept the lawyer's opinions and evidences and their reasons for doing so, according to the plan.
Such relative economic independence, coupled with financial soundness, probably explains why women were able to assume responsibility as sureties, guarantors, and procurators.
All 220 members of the Procurator Fiscal Society will be surveyed for their opinion over the next four weeks.