- 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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The response, by John Olsen, with Ferdinand IP Law Group, also said that the provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act do not apply to the company.Workers are getting fired and penalized for reporting COVID safety violations|lbelanger225|October 23, 2020|Fortune
That provision would be “fairer to felons,” Brandes said at the time.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 Postal Service, “there is no bargaining currently in process concerning this provision,” Partenheimer said.Starting Thursday, most federal employees are eligible for paid parental leave|Eric Yoder|October 1, 2020|Washington Post
Republicans oppose the bill as too costly and say it contains provisions extraneous to the novel coronavirus.Pelosi, Mnuchin meet on economic relief deal as both sides express optimism|Erica Werner, Jeff Stein, Rachael Bade|September 30, 2020|Washington Post
A “drag-along” provision of the agreement would force all shareholders to sell immediately, rather than wait and hope for a better price.Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances|by Peter Elkind with Doris Burke|September 30, 2020|ProPublica
Ports of call where you can reprovision are not numerous, but they do exist.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
I don't suppose you mind my taking any action I may consider necessary to reprovision the fort?'Stalky & Co.|Rudyard Kipling
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
Moreover, the herds of wild cattle and droves of wild boars enabled the ships to reprovision without cost.On the Spanish Main|John Masefield
Besides, Gaspar is not without hope that something may turn up to reprovision them, ere the sun goes down.Gaspar the Gaucho|Mayne Reid