Proctor, an English variant of the word procurator, is a person who takes charge or acts for another. The word proctor is frequently used to describe someone who oversees an exam or dormitory.The title is used in England in three principal senses:
In law a proctor is an attorney or solicitor acting in some courts.
In the church a proctor represents the clergy in Church of England dioceses.
In education a Proctor is the name of important university officials in certain universities, for example at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Historical legal officers
A proctor was a legal practitioner in the ecclesiastical and admiralty courts. Historically they were licensed by the Archbishop of Canterbury to undertake the duties that were performed in common law courts by attorneys and in the courts of equity by solicitors, but the Judicature Acts of 1873 and 1875, which created the Supreme Court of Judicature, combined the three roles into the common profession of "sol