provision

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See also: Provision and provisión

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French provision, from Latin prōvīsiō (preparation, foresight), from prōvidēre (provide).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈvɪʒ.ən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pro‧vi‧sion

Noun[edit]

provision (plural provisions)

  1. An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
    • Francis Bacon
      making provision for the relief of strangers
    • Milton
      And of provisions laid in large, / For man and beast.
  2. The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. Money set aside for a future event.
  4. (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.
  5. (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.
  6. (Roman Catholicism) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
  7. (Britain, historical) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

provision (third-person singular simple present provisions, present participle provisioning, simple past and past participle provisioned)

  1. (transitive) To supply with provisions.
    to provision an army
  2. (transitive, computing) To supply (a user) with an account, resources, etc. so that they can use a system.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

provision

  1. Genitive singular form of provisio.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōvīsiō (preparation, foresight), from prōvidēre (provide).

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provision f (plural provisions)

  1. provision

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