provision (plural provisions)
- An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
- Francis Bacon
- making provision for the relief of strangers
- And of provisions laid in large, / For man and beast.
- Francis Bacon
- The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
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- Money set aside for a future event.
- (accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
- We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession.
- (law) A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
- An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
- (Roman Catholicism) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
- (Britain, historical) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
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item of goods or supplies obtained for future use
act of providing
money set aside
accounting: liability or contra account
law: clause in a legal instrument
- (transitive) To supply with provisions.
- to provision an army
- (transitive, computing) To supply (a user) with an account, resources, etc. so that they can use a system.
to supply with provisions
- Genitive singular form of provisio.
provision f (plural provisions)