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purveyor

  

      n  
1    often pl   a person, organization, etc., that supplies food and provisions  
2    a person who spreads, repeats, or sells (information, lies, etc.)  
3    a person or thing that habitually provides or supplies a particular thing or quality  
a purveyor of humour     
4      (History)   an officer providing or exacting provisions, lodging, etc., for a sovereign  
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purvey, pure, purely, purger

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