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Meaning of PURVEYANCE

Pronunciation:  pur'veyuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of supplying something
 

PURVEYANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: provision, supply, supplying

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pur*vey"ance\, n. [Cf. F. pourvoyance.]
1. The act or process of providing or procuring; providence;
   foresight; preparation; management. --Chaucer.

         The ill purveyance of his page.       --Spenser.

2. That which is provided; provisions; food.

3. (Eng. Law) A providing necessaries for the sovereign by
   buying them at an appraised value in preference to all
   others, and oven without the owner's consent. This was
   formerly a royal prerogative, but has long been abolished.
   --Wharton.

 

 

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