Pur*vey"or (?), n. [OE. porveour, OF. pourveor, F. pourvoyeur. See Purvey, and cf. Proveditor.]

1.

One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer.

2.

An officer who formerly provided, or exacted provision, for the king's household.

[Eng.]

3.

a procurer; a pimp; a bawd.

Addison.

 

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