1 the act of supplying or providing food, etc.
2 something that is supplied or provided
3 preparations made beforehand (esp. in the phrase make provision for)
4 pl food and other necessities, esp. for an expedition
5 pl food obtained for a household
6 a demand, condition, or stipulation formally incorporated in a document; proviso
7 the conferring of and induction into ecclesiastical offices
8 tr to supply with provisions (C14: from Latin provisio a providing; see provide)
n (Brit) the right of employees of a firm that goes bankrupt or into receivership to receive money owed to them as wages, etc.
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