Provision

Definition of Provision

Pro`vi´sion
n.1.The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
2.That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.
Making provision for the relief of strangers.
- Bacon.
3.Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; - often in the plural.
And of provisions laid in large,
For man and beast.
- Milton.
4.That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.
5.(R. C. Ch.) A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
6.(Eng. Hist.) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
v. t.1.To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.
[imp. & p. p. Provisioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Provisioning.]
They were provisioned for a journey.
- Palfrey.

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