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pro·vi·sion / prəˈvizhən/ • n. 1. the action of providing or supplying something for use: new contracts for the provision of services. ∎  (provision for/against) financial or other arrangements for future eventualities or requirements: farmers have been slow to make provision for their retirement. ∎  an amount set aside out of profits in the accounts of an organization for a known liability, esp. a bad debt or the diminution in value of an asset. 2. an amount or thing supplied or provided: low levels of social provision. ∎  (provisions) supplies of food, drink, or equipment, esp. for a journey. 3. a condition or requirement in a legal document: a key provision in civil rights law an appraisal under the provisions of the National Housing Act. 4. hist. Christian Church an appointment to a benefice, esp. directly by the pope rather than by the patron, and originally before it became vacant. • v. 1. [tr.] supply with food, drink, or equipment, esp. for a journey: civilian contractors were responsible for provisioning these armies. 2. [intr.] set aside an amount in an organization's accounts for a known liability: financial institutions have to provision against loan losses. DERIVATIVES: pro·vi·sion·er n.

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provision appointment to a see or benefice not yet vacant XIV; † foresight, providing in advance; clause providing for a matter; supply of necessaries, etc. XV; supply of food XVII. — (O)F. — L. prōvīsiō, -ōn-, f. pp. stem of prōvidēre PROVIDE; see -ION.
So proviso XV. — L. prōvīsō, abl. sg. n. of pp. of prōvidēre, as used in medL. phr. prōvīsō quod (or ut) … it being provided that … provisor holder of a certain grant (now hist. in Statute of Provisors); (arch.) one who provides, or purveys XIV. — AN. provisour (F. proviseur) — L. prōvīsor: see -OR1. Hence provisional (-AL1) XVII.

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