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Definition of Provision

Provision

  1. The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
  2. That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.
  3. Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural.
  4. That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.
  5. A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
  6. A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
  7. To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.

Provision Quotations

Every man should make his son or daughter learn some useful trade or profession, so that in these days of changing fortunes of being rich today and poor tomorrow they may have something tangible to fall back upon. This provision might save many persons from misery, who by some unexpected turn of fortune have lost all their means.
P. T. Barnum

Stories of all lengths and depths come from different parts of the cave. For a novel, you must lay in mental, physical and spiritual provision as for a siege or for a time of hectic explosions, while a short story is, or can be, a steady, timed flame like the lighting of a blow lamp on a building site full of dry tinder.
Jane Gardam

This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.
Voltaire

And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government.
Sharron Angle

Education is the best provision for old age.
Aristotle
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Provision Translations

provision in German is Vorsorge
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