- an appointment to an ecclesiastical office.
- appointment by the pope to a see or benefice not yet vacant.
verb (used with object)
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The Old French noun comes from Latin prōvisiō (stem prōvisiōn- ) “an act or action of seeing ahead, foresight, provision (against something),” a derivative of the verb prōvidēre “to see ahead, in advance, or beforehand; consider or take steps in advance; exercise forethought or caution; supply, provide.” Prōvidēre is a verb formed from the Latin preposition and prefix pro, pro-, here meaning “forward, outward,” and the simple verb vidēre “to see, observe, witness, act with foresight, take care.” Thus, its meaning is “to see or act forward.”
The noun sense “an appointment to an ecclesiastical office, an appointment by the pope to a see or benefice not yet vacant” dates from the late 14th century. The plural noun provisions “a supply of food” dates from the mid-16th century. The verb sense “to supply with stores or provisions” is first recorded at the beginning of the 17th century; it is formed from the noun by functional shift (a change in grammatical function).
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Assembly Bill 3216 also includes provisions to provide laid-off workers a path to return to their jobs, even if an employer or businesses changes ownership.City to Weigh Measure Giving Laid-Off Hotel Workers First Shot at Open Jobs|Maya Srikrishnan|September 8, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Solutions include boosting technology access for students, leveraging low-tech, community-based efforts, tutoring and special provisions for the youngest learners.Creative school plans could counter inequities exposed by COVID-19|Sujata Gupta|September 8, 2020|Science News
Given the diminished voting power of employee and investor shares, it is possible that these voting provisions will negatively impact the final price of those shares.In amended filing, Palantir admits it won’t have independent board governance for up to a year|Danny Crichton|September 3, 2020|TechCrunch
It would strengthen data protection provisions, provide for tougher penalties, and potentially create a new enforcement agency.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
If there are provisions for alterations in your digital marketing strategy, you would be able to adapt to any situation.The impact of Coronavirus on digital marketing and effective solutions|Birbahadur Kathayat|July 23, 2020|Search Engine Watch
A Charlie Hebdo reporter said that security provision had been relaxed in the last month or so and the police car disappeared.
Tax evasion carries a maximum penalty of five years, and thus it seems likely that Grimm would be covered by the provision.
In his opinion, Rio Tinto has not addressed this provision of the comprehensive sanctions against Iran.
There was a provision in the Union Conscription Act of 1863 that allowed wealthy men to pay $300 to buy their way out of service.
Domestic abuse awareness groups opposed the provision, saying it would discourage victims from reporting.The Republican War on Women Continues, Just More Quietly|Eleanor Clift|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Full provision is made for Catholics and Nonconformists desiring to attend the services of their respective bodies.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Hence, at the end of the war, the provision for redemption of Bank of England notes will work automatically.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Whenever they did, reductions in the rates, or the provision of p. 209greater facilities, were to restore the balance.
This provision also had the effect of preventing the imposition of taxation upon the community by means of railway rates.
However, it also means provision, store, assistance; whence it is no great step to the sense of 'reward.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer