- 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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Example sentences from the Web for provision
Since seniority provisions for some unions mean Southwest can’t know which individuals ultimately will be let go, 7,990 workers got the latest notices that they could be affected.
Ernst, a member of the Senate Republican leadership team, did not dismiss the viability of the $908 billion framework despite expressing concerns about some of its policy provisions.Momentum builds for bipartisan $908 billion stimulus package as more GOP senators express support|Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis, Seung Min Kim|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
The effort arrived as other powerful figures aimed to steer the direction of economic relief, highlighting the lack of consensus in Washington and the protracted disagreements over the size of a deal and key provisions.U.S. hiring slowed in November as coronavirus cases surged, ADP report says|Hamza Shaban|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
The changes come on top of about 33 other tax credits and provisions that are expected to end at the close of the year.U.S. speeding toward COVID-19 stimulus cliff as relief programs approach Dec. 31 expiration|Nicole Goodkind|November 25, 2020|Fortune
She recommended the Commission provide its staff with clearer guidelines on potential conflicts of interest for policy-related procurement and should consider strengthening financial regulation provisions on the issue.EU watchdog warns of risks after BlackRock appointed as ESG advisor|kdunn6|November 25, 2020|Fortune
To do this before an unprovisioned army would be forced by starvation to surrender was the problem.Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson|John McElroy
I shall be again afloat on the wide sea, unpiloted and unprovisioned.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge