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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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While profitability of UAE banks in second half is expected to be lower than the first half, other countries to fare better, with easing off provisioning requirements.
Utility computing requires dynamic provisioning and self-managing systems.
T1 loopbacks provide end-to-end testing of line quality to spot potential copper issues before provisioning. Performance monitoring thresholds alert carriers to any network issues before they impact the subscriber, to allow for rapid problem resolution.
As in 1987, much of the high level reflected provisioning against loans to developing countries.
These processes include initial provisioning, ongoing capacity and data management, as well as migration processes as data requirements evolve.
Business Layers was the first company to define and address the Provisioning market, and the first to define a provisioning standard.