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Webster 1913 Edition


Provision

Pro-vi′sion

,
Noun.
[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.

Pro-vi′sion

,
Verb.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Provision

PROVI'SION

,
Noun.
s as z. [L. provisio, provideo. See Provide.]
1.
The act of providing or making previous preparation.
2.
Things provided; preparation; measures taken beforehand, either for security, defense or attack, or for the supply of wants. We make provision to defend ourselves form enemies; we make provision for war; we make provision for a voyage or for erecting a building; we make provision for the support of the poor. Government makes provision for its friends.
3.
Stores provided; stock; as provision of victuals; provision of materials.
4.
Victuals; food; provender; all manner of eatables for man and beast; as provisions for the table or for the family; provisions for an army.
5.
Previous stipulation; terms or agreement made, or measures taken for a future exigency.
In the law, no provision was made to abolish the barbarous customs of the Irish.
Papal provision, a previous nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, by which practice the rightful patron was deprived of his presentation.

PROVI'SION

,
Verb.
T.
To supply with victuals or food. The ship was provisioned for a voyage of six months. The garrison was well provisioned.

Definition 2022


Provision

Provision

See also: provision and provisión

German

Noun

Provision f (genitive Provision, plural Provisionen)

  1. commission (remuneration)

provision

provision

See also: Provision and provisión

English

Noun

provision (plural provisions)

  1. An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
    • Francis Bacon
      making provision for the relief of strangers
    • Milton
      And of provisions laid in large, / For man and beast.
  2. The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. Money set aside for a future event.
  4. (accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
    We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession.
  5. (law) A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
    An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
  6. (Roman Catholic) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
  7. (Britain, historical) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)

Translations

Verb

provision (third-person singular simple present provisions, present participle provisioning, simple past and past participle provisioned)

  1. To supply with provisions.

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Finnish

Noun

provision

  1. Genitive singular form of provisio.

French

Etymology

From Latin prōvīsiō (preparation, foresight), from prōvidēre (provide).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔ.vi.zjɔ̃/

Noun

provision f (plural provisions)

  1. provision

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