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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Provided  \Pro*vid"ed\,  conj. 
  On  condition;  by  stipulation;  with  the  understanding;  if  -- 
  usually  followed  by  that  as  provided  that  nothing  in  this 
  act  shall  prejudice  the  rights  of  any  person  whatever. 
  Provided  the  deductions  are  logical,  they  seem  almost 
  indifferent  to  their  truth.  --G.  H.  Lewes. 
  Note:  This  word  is  strictly  a  participle,  and  the  word  being 
  is  understood,  the  participle  provided  agreeing  with 
  the  whole  sentence  absolute,  and  being  equivalent  to 
  this  condition  being  previously  stipulated  or 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Provide  \Pro*vide"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Provided};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Providing}.]  [L.  providere,  provisum  pro  before  + 
  videre  to  see  See  {Vision},  and  cf  {Prudent},  {Purvey}.] 
  1.  To  look  out  for  in  advance;  to  procure  beforehand;  to  get 
  collect,  or  make  ready  for  future  use  to  prepare. 
  ``Provide  us  all  things  necessary.''  --Shak. 
  2.  To  supply;  to  afford;  to  contribute. 
  Bring  me  berries,  or  such  cooling  fruit  As  the  kind 
  hospitable  woods  provide.  --Milton. 
  3.  To  furnish;  to  supply;  --  formerly  followed  by  of  now  by 
  with  ``And  yet  provided  him  of  but  one.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  ``Rome  .  .  .  was  well  provided  with  corn.''  --Arbuthnot. 
  4.  To  establish  as  a  previous  condition;  to  stipulate;  as 
  the  contract  provides  that  the  work  be  well  done 
  5.  To  foresee. 
  Note:  [A  Latinism]  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
  6.  To  appoint  to  an  ecclesiastical  benefice  before  it  is 
  vacant.  See  {Provisor}.  --Prescott. 

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