Origin of purveyance
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Examples from the Web for purveyance
Stringent rules were made as to free quarters and purveyance.Ireland under the Tudors, Volume I (of II)
These compositions arose out of the prerogative of purveyance.Notes and Queries for Worcestershire
But there was no necessity that the matter of purveyance should be left to the students.The Court of Cacus
The royal household was a complex 'body corporate' founded in the old days of 'purveyance.'The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
Purveyance, as I have already said, may serve to distinguish the defects from the abuses of our constitution.
- history the collection or requisition of provisions for a sovereign
- rare the act of purveying
- rare that which is purveyed
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Word Origin and History for purveyance
c.1300, from Anglo-French purveance and directly from Old French porveance, from Latin providentia (see providence).
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