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provision
WordNet 2.0
  • the activity of supplying or providing something
  • the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
  • "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
  • a stipulated condition
  • "he accepted subject to one provision"
  • a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)
  • supply with provisions
provision
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. The act of providing, or making previous preparation. Shak.

    2. That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.

    "Making provision for the relief of strangers." -- Bacon.

    3. Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural.

    "And of provisions laid in large, For man and beast." -- Milton.

    4. That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.

    5. (R. C. Ch.) A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.

    6. (Eng. Hist.) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation. Blackstone.

  • 1. To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.

    "They were provisioned for a journey." -- Palfrey.

 

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.

Walter Savage Landor
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