Webster 1913 Edition
provisio: cf. F.
The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.
provisionfor the relief of strangers.
Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; – often in the plural.
For man and beast.
provisionslaid in large,
For man and beast.
That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso;
provisionsof a contract; the statute has many
(R. C. Ch.)
A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To supply with food; to victual;
provisionedfor a journey.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.