- 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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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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While law enforcement agencies did weigh in on some provisions of the language, not a single law enforcement officer or agency or organization had a hand in crafting, drafting or writing the privacy provision.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
The standards include specific provisions protecting workers from retaliation for raising safety concerns or refusing to work in a location they believe is unsafe.Workers are getting fired and penalized for reporting COVID safety violations|lbelanger225|October 23, 2020|Fortune
As it turned out, JPMorgan took around one-fifth of the predicted provisions.How JPMorgan Chase is proceeding with extreme caution—and still making plenty of money|Shawn Tully|October 14, 2020|Fortune
Using a national security trade provision, Ross tried to slow China’s steel exports with broad steel and aluminum tariffs.Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next.|by Lydia DePillis|October 13, 2020|ProPublica
Simon said its authors believed that such a provision might be unconstitutional, and they also didn’t want to set a precedent by linking voting rights to financial status.In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote|by Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor, Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times|October 7, 2020|ProPublica
At the worst she served to exercise the tongue; at the best she was provisioner, geographer, and spy.