- an appointment to an ecclesiastical office.
- appointment by the pope to a see or benefice not yet vacant.
Origin of provision
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historical usage of provision
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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How to use provision in a sentence
They declined to disclose details on the specific provisions Apple was trying to knock down or change because they feared providing that knowledge would identify them to Apple.Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China|Reed Albergotti|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
As long as people are able to pay the majority of their bills, and the large banks have made appropriate provisions for bad debt, then you’re not looking at a cliff — it’s just the continued challenges in a broader economic environment.As Q4 gathers pace, the ad industry braces for long-lasting economic trauma|Seb Joseph|October 30, 2020|Digiday
That’s because those states’ amendments eliminate a key phrase from an original provision of the law that prohibits the release of information that could be used to “locate or harass” a victim.How Cops Who Use Force and Even Kill Can Hide Their Names From the Public|by Kenny Jacoby, USA Today and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica|October 29, 2020|ProPublica
Consumer advocates would like to see those provisions changed.Workers are getting fired and penalized for reporting COVID safety violations|lbelanger225|October 23, 2020|Fortune
Those provisions signal that its models predict that it will actually write off that dollar amount in loans in future quarters.How JPMorgan Chase is proceeding with extreme caution—and still making plenty of money|Shawn Tully|October 14, 2020|Fortune
Welty had been taken in the night before, his bruises had been anointed, and he had been provisioned for the journey.
(c) Were the boats sent away in seaworthy condition and properly manned, equipped, and provisioned?Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'|British Government
The schooner built by the mutineers was ready for sea, but not provisioned for a voyage.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora|Edward Edwards
To be content to shut ourselves in a well-provisioned town, and just weary out the patience of the foe!A Heroine of France|Evelyn Everett-Green
The first mate meantime baled out the other quarter boat, and in like manner provisioned and stored her.Peter the Whaler|W.H.G. Kingston