Result from Foreign Dictionaries (2 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Purveyance \Pur*vey"ance\, n. [Cf. F. pourvoyance.]
1. The act or process of providing or procuring; providence;
foresight; preparation; management. --Chaucer.
The ill purveyance of his page. --Spenser.
2. That which is provided; provisions; food.
3. (Eng. Law) A providing necessaries for the sovereign by
buying them at an appraised value in preference to all
others, and oven without the owner's consent. This was
formerly a royal prerogative, but has long been abolished.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: the act of supplying something
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