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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Provision  \Pro*vi"sion\,  n.  [L.  provisio:  cf  F.  provision.  See 
  1.  The  act  of  providing,  or  making  previous  preparation. 
  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. 
  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. 
  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 
  6.  (Eng.  Hist.)  A  nomination  by  the  pope  to  a  benefice  before 
  it  became  vacant,  depriving  the  patron  of  his  right  of 
  presentation.  --Blackstone. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Provision  \Pro*vi"sion\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Provisioned};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Provisioning}.] 
  To  supply  with  food;  to  victual;  as  to  provision  a  garrison. 
  They  were  provisioned  for  a  journey.  --Palfrey. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  stipulated  condition;  "he  accepted  subject  to  one 
  provision"  [syn:  {proviso}] 
  2:  the  activity  of  supplying  or  providing  something  [syn:  {providing}, 
  {supply},  {supplying}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {planning}, 
  v  :  supply  with  provisions  [syn:  {purvey}] 

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