dispurveyance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dis- +‎ purveyance.

Noun[edit]

dispurveyance ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Lack of provisions.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.x:
      No fort so fensible, no wals so strong, / But that continuall battery will riue, / Or daily siege through dispuruayance long, / And lacke of reskewes will to parley driue [...].