Proc·tor n. 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.
n : someone who supervises (an examination) [syn: monitor]
v : as of students taking an exam, to prevent cheating [syn: invigilate]