Purveyance

Definition of Purveyance

Pur`vey´ance
n.1.The act or process of providing or procuring; providence; foresight; preparation; management.
The ill purveyance of his page.
- Spenser.
2.That which is provided; provisions; food.
3.(Eng. Law) A providing necessaries for the sovereign by buying them at an appraised value in preference to all others, and oven without the owner's consent. This was formerly a royal prerogative, but has long been abolished.

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provision, purvey, supply, supplying
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