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purvey

[per-vey] /pərˈveɪ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to provide, furnish, or supply (especially food or provisions) usually as a business or service.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English purveien < Anglo-French purveier < Latin prōvidēre to foresee, provide for. See provide
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purvey

verb (transitive) (pəˈveɪ)
1.
to sell or provide (commodities, esp foodstuffs) on a large scale
2.
to publish or make available (lies, scandal, etc)
noun (ˈpɜːvɪ)
3.
(Scot) the food and drink laid on at a wedding reception, etc
Word Origin
C13: from Old French porveeir, from Latin prōvidēre to provide
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Word Origin and History for purveyed
purvey
late 13c., from O.Fr. porveoir "to provide," from L. providere (see provide, which now usually replaces it). Agent noun purveyor (c.1300) is from O.Fr. porveour (13c.), from porveoir.
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