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provision

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EtymologyEdit

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

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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 Catholic) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
  7. (UK, 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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provision (third-person singular simple present provisions, present participle provisioning, simple past and past participle provisioned)

  1. To supply with provisions.

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provision

  1. Genitive singular form of provisio.

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EtymologyEdit

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

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provision f (plural provisions)

  1. provision

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