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- An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
- 1631, [Francis Bacon], “New Atlantis. A VVorke Vnfinished.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], page 17, OCLC 1044372886:
- [H]e hath preſerued all points of Humanity, in taking Order, and making Proviſion for the Releefe of Strangers diſtreſſed; whereof you have taſted.
- 1674, John Milton, “Book XI”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books, 2nd edition, London: […] S[amuel] Simmons […], OCLC 563123917, page 307:
- [Noah] Began to build a Veſſel of huge bulk, / Meaſur'd by Cubit, length, and breadth, and highth, / Smeared round with Pitch, and in the ſide a dore, / Contriv'd, and of proviſions laid in large / For Man and Beaſt: [...]
- The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- Fiue dayes we do allot thee for prouision,
To shield thee from disasters of the world,
- 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.
- (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.
item of goods or supplies obtained for future use
act of providing
money set aside
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)
- “provision” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
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- Alternative form of