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.
That which is provided; provisions; food.
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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