- an appointment to an ecclesiastical office.
- appointment by the pope to a see or benefice not yet vacant.
verb (used with object)
Origin of provision
Synonyms for provision
Related Words for provisionedprotect, run, continue, support, manage, maintain, sustain, conduct, operate, give, contribute, administer, bring, equip, prepare, grant, transfer, add, lend, afford
Examples from the Web for provisioned
Historical Examples of provisioned
She was provisioned with all the food they could spare for the six who were to go.Falk
The schooner built by the mutineers was ready for sea, but not provisioned for a voyage.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora
New Orleans was a well fortified post that could be provisioned from the sea.The American Empire
A fleet of a thousand armed galleys, equipped and provisioned for two years.Richard I
By noon she was provisioned and everything was ready for our cruise.Swept Out to Sea
W. Bertram Foster
Word Origin for provision
late 14c., "a providing beforehand, action of arranging in advance" (originally in reference to ecclesiastical appointments made before the position was vacant), from Old French provision "precaution, care" (early 14c.), from Latin provisionem (nominative provisio) "a foreseeing, foresight, preparation, prevention," noun of action from past participle stem of providere "look ahead" (see provide). Meaning "something provided" is attested from late 15c.; specific sense of "supply of food" is from c.1600.
"to supply with provisions," 1787, from provision (n.). Related: Provisioned; provisioning.