Pur*vey"ance (?), n. [Cf. F. pourvoyance.]


The act or process of providing or procuring; providence; foresight; preparation; management.


The ill purveyance of his page. Spenser.


That which is provided; provisions; food.

3. Eng.Law

A providing necessaries for the sovereign by buying them at an appraised value in preference to all others, and oven without the owner's consent. This was formerly a royal prerogative, but has long been abolished.



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