Pro*vi"sion (?), n. [L. provisio: cf. F. provision. See Provide.]

1.

The act of providing, or making previous preparation.

Shak.

2.

That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.

Making provision for the relief of strangers. Bacon.

3.

Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural.

And of provisions laid in large, For man and beast. Milton.

4.

That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.

5. R. C. Ch.

A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.

6. Eng. Hist.

A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.

Blackstone.

 

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Pro*vi"sion (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Provisioned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Provisioning.]

To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.

They were provisioned for a journey. Palfrey.

 

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