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purveyor

[ per-vey-er ]
/ pərˈveɪ ər /
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noun

a person who purveys, provides, or supplies: a purveyor of foods; a purveyor of lies.
Old English Law. an officer who provided or acquired provisions for the sovereign under the prerogative of purveyance.

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Origin of purveyor

1250–1300; Middle English pourveour<Anglo-French; see purvey, -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for purveyor

purveyor
/ (pəˈveɪə) /

noun

(often plural) a person, organization, etc, that supplies food and provisions
a person who spreads, repeats, or sells (information, lies, etc)
a person or thing that habitually provides or supplies a particular thing or qualitya purveyor of humour
history an officer providing or exacting provisions, lodging, etc, for a sovereign
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