pro-visionless

provision

[pruh-vizh-uhn]
noun
1.
a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
2.
the providing or supplying of something, especially of food or other necessities.
3.
arrangement or preparation beforehand, as for the doing of something, the meeting of needs, the supplying of means, etc.
4.
something provided; a measure or other means for meeting a need.
5.
a supply or stock of something provided.
6.
provisions, supplies of food.
7.
Ecclesiastical.
a.
an appointment to an ecclesiastical office.
b.
appointment by the pope to a see or benefice not yet vacant.
verb (used with object)
8.
to supply with provisions.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Latin prōvīsiōn- (stem of prōvīsiō) a foreseeing, equivalent to prōvīs(us) (past participle of prōvidēre to provide) + -iōn- -ion

provisioner, noun
provisionless, adjective
overprovision, noun
preprovision, noun
reprovision, verb
self-provision, noun
unprovisioned, adjective


1. condition. 2. catering, purveying. 6. store, provender, stock. See food.
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provision (prəˈvɪʒən)
 
n
1.  the act of supplying or providing food, etc
2.  something that is supplied or provided
3.  preparations made beforehand (esp in the phrase make provision for)
4.  (plural) food and other necessities, esp for an expedition
5.  (plural) food obtained for a household
6.  a demand, condition, or stipulation formally incorporated in a document; proviso
7.  the conferring of and induction into ecclesiastical offices
 
vb
8.  (tr) to supply with provisions
 
[C14: from Latin prōvīsiō a providing; see provide]
 
pro'visioner
 
n

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provision
late 14c., "providing beforehand" (originally in ref. to ecclesiastical appointments made before the position was vacant), from O.Fr. provision (early 14c.), from L. provisionem (nom. provisio) "foresight, preparation," from providere "look ahead" (see provide). Meaning
"something provided" is attested from late 15c.; specific sense of "supply of food" is from c.1600. The verb is attested from 1805 (implied in provisioned).
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