- a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
- the providing or supplying of something, especially of food or other necessities.
- arrangement or preparation beforehand, as for the doing of something, the meeting of needs, the supplying of means, etc.
- something provided; a measure or other means for meeting a need.
- a supply or stock of something provided.
- provisions, supplies of food.
- an appointment to an ecclesiastical office.
- appointment by the pope to a see or benefice not yet vacant.
- to supply with provisions.
Origin of provision
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Examples from the Web for reprovision
Ports of call where you can reprovision are not numerous, but they do exist.The Cradle of Mankind
He had intended to reprovision his force at Amelia, and then push straight on.Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins
John Esten Cooke
Besides, Gaspar is not without hope that something may turn up to reprovision them, ere the sun goes down.Gaspar the Gaucho
Moreover, the herds of wild cattle and droves of wild boars enabled the ships to reprovision without cost.On the Spanish Main
He was therefore left without means to coal and reprovision.
- the act of supplying or providing food, etc
- something that is supplied or provided
- preparations made beforehand (esp in the phrase make provision for)
- (plural) food and other necessities, esp for an expedition
- (plural) food obtained for a household
- a demand, condition, or stipulation formally incorporated in a document; proviso
- the conferring of and induction into ecclesiastical offices
- (tr) to supply with provisions
Word Origin and History for reprovision
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.