Pro*vi"sor (?), n. [L., fr. providere: cf. F. proviseur. See Provide.]

1.

One who provides; a purveyor.

[Obs.] "The chief provisor of our horse."

Ford.

2. R. C. Ch. (a)

The purveyor, steward, or treasurer of a religious house.

Cowell. (b)

One who is regularly inducted into a benefice. See Provision, 5.

P. Plowman.

3. Eng. Hist.

One who procures or receives a papal provision. See Provision, 6.

 

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