Pro*vi"sor (?), n. [L., fr. providere: cf. F. proviseur. See Provide.]
One who provides; a purveyor.
[Obs.] "The chief provisor
of our horse."
2. R. C. Ch. (a)
The purveyor, steward, or treasurer of a religious house. Cowell
One who is regularly inducted into a benefice. See Provision, 5. P. Plowman
3. Eng. Hist.
One who procures or receives a papal provision. See Provision, 6.
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