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provision

(Act of supplying), noun accommodation, arrangement, catering, donation, endowment, furnishing, preparation, procurement, providence, purveyance, serving

provision

(Clause), noun article of agreement, condition, limitation, obligation, proviso, qualification, requirement, reservation, restriction, specification, term
Associated concepts: damages provision, express provision, forfeiture provision, mandatory provision, penal provision, procedural provision, restrictive provision, self-executing provision, statutory provision, substantive provision, techhical provision
Foreign phrases: Quando abest provisio partis, adest prooisio legis.When a provision of the party is lacking, the provision of the law supplies it.

provision

(Something provided), noun cache, fund, hoard, maintenance, ration, reserve, resources, staples, stock, stockpile, store, supply
See also: accommodation, adjustment, aid, alimony, article, attornment, bear, bestow, budget, clause, condition, contribution, dispensation, division, donation, endowment, forethought, fund, furnish, inheritance, limitation, precaution, preparation, principle, qualification, ration, replenish, reservation, reserve, resource, safeguard, stock, store, supply, title, ultimatum, yield

PROVISION, com. law. The property which a drawer of a bill of exchange places in the hands of a drawee; as, for example, by remittances, or when the drawee is indebted to the drawer when the bill becomes due, provision is said to have been made. Acceptance always presumes a provision. See Code de Comm. art. 115, 116, 117.

PROVISION, French law. An allowance granted by a judge to a party for his support; which is to be paid before there is a definitive judgment. In a civil case, for example, it is an allowance made to a wife who is separated from her husband. Dict. de Jurisp. h.t.

References in classic literature ?
It is needless to trouble you with the provisions of the will in detail.
I have no provisions here which even a dog would share with me, and a horse of any tenderness of nurture would despise my couch pass therefore on thy way, and God speed thee.
It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.
There is, doubtless, a striking absurdity in supposing that a right of this kind does not exist, but we are reduced to the dilemma either of embracing that supposition, preposterous as it may seem, or of contravening or explaining away a provision, which has been of late a repeated theme of the eulogies of those who oppose the new Constitution; and the want of which, in that plan, has been the subject of much plausible animadversion, and severe criticism.
The recommendatory act of Congress is in the words following: "WHEREAS, There is provision in the articles of Confederation and perpetual Union, for making alterations therein, by the assent of a Congress of the United States, and of the legislatures of the several States; and whereas experience hath evinced, that there are defects in the present Confederation; as a mean to remedy which, several of the States, and PARTICULARLY THE STATE OF NEW YORK, by express instructions to their delegates in Congress, have suggested a convention for the purposes expressed in the following resolution; and such convention appearing to be the most probable mean of establishing in these States A FIRM NATIONAL GOVERNMENT:
Thus, the provision department, who plundered the clothes-presses and the harness-rooms, attached very little value to things which tailors and saddlers set great store by.
Not long after they had agreed upon this plan, the Eagle, being in want of provision for her young ones, swooped down while the Fox was out, seized upon one of the little cubs, and feasted herself and her brood.
If that is called imprudence, I wonder what would be called a thoughtful provision against the vicissitudes of fortune.
But it was all to no purpose, I had an irresistible desire for the voyage; and I told her I thought there was something so uncommon in the impressions I had upon my mind, that it would be a kind of resisting Providence if I should attempt to stay at home; after which she ceased her expostulations, and joined with me, not only in making provision for my voyage, but also in settling my family affairs for my absence, and providing for the education of my children.
I ate no other supper, being resolved to spare my provisions as much as I could.
While my companions wandered here and there gathering flowers and fruit I sat down in a shady place, and, having heartily enjoyed the provisions and the wine I had brought with me, I fell asleep, lulled by the murmur of a clear brook which flowed close by.
This place was able to afford us little consolation in our uneasy circumstances; the arrival of our company almost caused a scarcity of provisions.