[ pruh-vizh-uhn ]
/ prəˈvɪʒ ən /
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.
verb (used with object)
to supply with provisions.
Origin of provision
pro·vi·sion·er, nounpro·vi·sion·less, adjectiveo·ver·pro·vi·sion, nounpre·pro·vi·sion, noun
re·pro·vi·sion, verbself-pro·vi·sion, nounun·pro·vi·sioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reprovisioning
/ (prəˈvɪʒən) /
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
Derived Formsprovisioner, noun
Word Origin for provision
C14: from Latin prōvīsiō a providing; see provide
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