Pur*vey" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purveyed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Purveying.] [OE. purveien, porveien, OF. porveeir, porveoir, F. pourvoir, fr. L. providere. See Provide, and cf. Purview.]

1.

To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like.

Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey Yourself of sword before that bloody day. Spenser.

2.

To procure; to get.

I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the children of Benjamin. Sir W. Scot.

 

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Pur*vey", v. i.

1.

To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.

Chaucer. Milton.

2.

To pander; -- with to.

" Their turpitude purveys to their malice." [R.]

Burke.

 

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