So this feast was ended, and the Constable, by the advice of Anglides, let purvey that Alisander was well horsed and harnessed.
Garland, will you purvey another psychic and conduct the pursuit?
Their rest they had given over for toil, that they might purvey the guests good cheer.
In the vile companions who purvey to his baser appetites he finds no charm.
Now, why should not the Commissariat purvey the Hospital with food?
This he could not purvey, nor was his business management a success.
As night drew on, the others came trooping in, ready to do justice to anything eatable the chef could purvey.
The cellaress had to purvey 22 “gud oxen” by the year for the convent.
From Rousseau's "Confessions," we have not room to purvey further.
The next matter was to purvey me three horses of the fleetest.
late 13c., from Anglo-French porveire, purveire and directly from Old French porveoir "to provide, prepare, arrange" (Modern French pourvoir), from Latin providere "make ready" (see provide, which now usually replaces it). Related: Purveyed; purveying.