- 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
Danny dryly noted that “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.”Palantir’s concentrated governance is great for execs, but what about shareholders?|Alex Wilhelm|September 4, 2020|TechCrunch
Establishment Democrats have introduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 which has provisions to make police more accountable in court.Kenosha’s looting is a symptom of a decrepit democracy|Aaron Ross Coleman|September 4, 2020|Vox
The iPhone maker argues its cut is justified by its provision of security, development support and an audience of a billion users.Apple’s App Store draws scrutiny in yet another country|Verne Kopytoff|September 3, 2020|Fortune
That strange controlling provision has clearly caught the attention of the SEC and the NYSE.In amended filing, Palantir admits it won’t have independent board governance for up to a year|Danny Crichton|September 3, 2020|TechCrunch
This behavior contrasts sharply with the provisions outlined in the TVPRA.Why I signed a letter to Ivanka Trump urging her to protect human trafficking survivors|jakemeth|September 2, 2020|Fortune
They prevailed last August, obtaining—follow me here—an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of those provisions.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The provisions weakening Dodd-Frank may still become law and the cromnibus may still pass.Bachmann and Pelosi vs. Boehner and Obama Over Spending Bill|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Available at Olympic Provisions Mexico: The Cookbook, $33 Is there anything better than genuine Mexican food?The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Anthony Bourdain in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beacci, who had inherited nothing from her lover, had assumed his son would make provisions for her in his will.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The initiative does not include any additional provisions related to Congress.Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?|Abby Haglage|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hastalrick, in Catalonia, evacuated for want of provisions; the garrison cut their way through the French troops.
The Austrian parlementaire pointed out that it was hopeless to continue the struggle as he had neither provisions nor ammunition.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
At this juncture lord Delaware arrived with three ships, 150 men, and plenty of provisions, and settled the colony.
Provisions are to some extent protected from them, by placing the legs of the tables and presses in plates filled with water.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
If they were, the occasions were few and far between, as the companies generally loyally carried out the provisions of the Act.