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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Brecht introduced ironic elements of humor and levity into his script as counterweight to the wartime epic of the profiteering provisioner and her family; Szasz by contrast, generally cuts or minimizes those lighter moments (with the exception of the wonderful songs by Paul Dessau and Hanns Eisler) to underline the unmitigated inhumanity of war.
Art Technology Group Inc (ATG), a provider of customer management and e-commerce products and services, has introduced its new ATG Mobile Application Provisioner for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME).
A carefully selected multiservice platform allows the provisioner to have competitive advantages over incumbent ILECs, as well as peer competitors.
The Specialty Food Markets publishing group of BNP Media (Troy, MI), the publisher of "National Provisioner, has begun the publication of "Independent Provisioner," a new magazine serving the information needs of the independent small to mid-sized meat, poultry and game processors.
That sale involved the sale of 19 magazines and their related properties, including "Beverage Industry," "The National Provisioner" and "International Gaming & Wagering Business."
The division produces 15 specialized food and beverage magazines, including: "Beverage Industry," "Brand Packaging," "Candy Industry," "Confectioner," "Dairy Field," "Flexible Packaging," "Food & Drug Packaging," "Industria Alimenticia," "Meat & Deli Retailer," "The National Provisioner," "PL Buyer," "Refrigerated & Frozen Foods," "Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Retailer," "Snack Food & Wholesale Retailer" and "Stagnito's New Product Magazine."
Ascend produces a range of magazines in the food categories, including "National Provisioner," "Stagnito's New Products," "Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Retailer," "Dairy Field" and "Meat & Deli Retailer."
Other Stagnito publications include Beverage Industry, Brand Packaging, Food & Drug Packaging and The National Provisioner.
Related SCI titles include Refrigerated and Frozen Foods, National Provisioner, Beverage Industry and Snackfood and Wholesale Bakery.
Stagnito assets include Refrigerated and Frozen Foods, Dairy Field, Beverage Industry, National Provisioner, Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery, Candy Industry, Confectioner and Industria Alimenticia.