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PURVEYOR. One employed in procuring provisions. Vide Code, 1, 34.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Now the purveyor's speech had been made in a loud voice, and was heard by all the crowd, and even if he had wished it, the chief of police could not have escaped setting the merchant free.
Terrified at what we had done, my wife and I took the body on the roof and let it down the chimney of our neighbour the purveyor, whom you were just about to hang.
On hearing the declaration of the Jewish doctor, the chief of police commanded that he should be led to the gallows, and the Sultan's purveyor go free.
Accordingly, the chief of police at once set out for the palace, taking with him the tailor, the doctor, the purveyor, and the merchant, who bore the dead hunchback on their shoulders.
In her weekly radio show "BISErbisyong Leni," Robredo called on the administration to intensify efforts to seek accountability for the purveyors of fake news.
According to De Lima, the post made by the 'purveyors of fake news' was 'another malicious product of vengeful individuals who have been untiringly working to smear her good name and reputation.'
"Exposing the purveyors of hate, whoever they may be, is an essential part of combatting terrorism and hate speech.
SM Lanang Premier commemorated Araw ng Dabaw with a three-day feast of gastronomic delights with 'Pop Eats,' a celebration of local flavors and homegrown purveyors last March 15 to 17 at the mall's Northwing Event Grounds.
"'' Karren Brady wasn't impressed - it must take a lot to shock a woman whose day job is working for a couple of ex-porn purveyors at West Ham
In addition, she is sourcing for the hotel's culinary team local produce and products from farmers and purveyors at the the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, including the Mera Kitchen Collective with whom she negotiated a kitchen space, offered employment opportunities and added menu items.Future initiatives Lawler is working on include collaborations with local talent from pop-up dinners and cooking classes to raw bars.
Though speakers at the two-pronged event: a book presentation and roundtable discussion on fake news and future of the media Lecture, organised by the Right Hand Media, recently, in Lagos, were unanimous on the imperatives of dealing with fake news and its purveyors, but establishing a common ground on how to successfully tackle the menace was a major point of disagreement among speakers and audience, comprising practitioners in the nation's marketing communications space and the media.