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purveyor

[per-vey-er] /pərˈveɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person who purveys, provides, or supplies:
a purveyor of foods; a purveyor of lies.
2.
Old English Law. an officer who provided or acquired provisions for the sovereign under the prerogative of purveyance.
Origin of purveyor
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English pourveour < Anglo-French; see purvey, -or2
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purveyor

/pəˈveɪə/
noun
1.
(often pl) a person, organization, etc, that supplies food and provisions
2.
a person who spreads, repeats, or sells (information, lies, etc)
3.
a person or thing that habitually provides or supplies a particular thing or quality: a purveyor of humour
4.
(history) an officer providing or exacting provisions, lodging, etc, for a sovereign
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purveyor

n.

c.1300, from Old French porveor (13c.), agent noun from porveoir (see purvey).

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