n.1.The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
2.That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.
Making provision for the relief of strangers.
- Bacon.
3.Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; - often in the plural.
4.That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.
5.(R. C. Ch.) A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
6.(Eng. Hist.) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
v. t.1.To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.
[imp. & p. p. Provisioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Provisioning.]
Noun1.provision - a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision"
Synonyms: proviso
2.provision - the activity of supplying or providing something
Synonyms: supplying, supply
3.provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
4.provision - a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)
Verb1.provision - supply with provisions
Synonyms: purvey

PROVISION, com. law. The property which a drawer of a bill of exchange places in the hands of a drawee; as, for example, by remittances, or when the drawee is indebted to the drawer when the bill becomes due, provision is said to have been made. Acceptance always presumes a provision. See Code de Comm. art. 115, 116, 117.

PROVISION, French law. An allowance granted by a judge to a party for his support; which is to be paid before there is a definitive judgment. In a civil case, for example, it is an allowance made to a wife who is separated from her husband. Dict. de Jurisp. h.t.

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Translate Provision to Spanish, Translate Provision to German, Translate Provision to French
provincial capital
proving ground
-- Provision --
Provisional IRA
Provisional Irish Republican Army
Provisional seizure
Proviso est providere praesentia et futura
provitamin A
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