purveyor

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purveyor (plural purveyors)

  1. Someone who supplies what is needed, especially food.
    Anthropologists are the purveyors of dangerous ideas.
  2. (historical, UK) An officer who provided provisions for the king's household.
  3. (obsolete) A procurer; a pimp.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)

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