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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
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English pourveour < Anglo-French; see purvey, -or2
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  • Retailers and purveyors of entertainment increasingly know our buying history and the vagaries of our unique tastes.
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  • As purveyors to others, however, they don't take much responsibility for themselves.
  • The ultimate causal agents of plague are the purveyors of public health and sanitation.
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  • She balances hours of solitude in flight against days of intense encounters with purveyors of ideas.
  • That's the kind of deception we've come to expect from the purveyors of big corporate food.
  • Different purveyors of words will answer that question differently.
  • Thistle lists its ever-changing menu on a chalkboard, along with the names of its purveyors.
  • The culprit is public ignorance of science which uncritically allows in the purveyors of snake oil and scare stories.
Word Origin and History for purveyors

purveyor

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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