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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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As mass provisioners, cicada killers have evolved to exploit a very specialized food resource: relatively large annual cicadas, mainly of the genus Tibicen.
The centralization of the warehouse deprived the provisioners of another important direct link with the real world.
Such situations may occur where refugees or displaced persons are already at a site of undetermined characteristics and the site is inaccessible to planners and provisioners. Those priorities are more simply stated in Table 2.
and has a reciprocal relationship with Dixie Provisioners Inc., Wendling's son's business.
In a move to tighten quality control he has reduced the number of suppliers considerably, sourcing only from select provisioners.
There, Caribbean Seasoning is sold everywhere --in food stores, gift and souvenir shops, hotels, yacht provisioners, and at the airport.