Provision vs Provisor - What's the difference?

provision | provisor |

As nouns the difference between provision and provisor

is that provision is provision while provisor is a deputy of a roman catholic bishop.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • making provision for the relief of strangers
  • * Milton
  • And of provisions laid in large, / For man and beast.
  • The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • Money set aside for a future event.
  • (accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
  • We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession.
  • (legal) A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
  • An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
  • (Roman Catholic) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
  • (UK, historical) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
  • (Blackstone)


    (en verb)
  • To supply with provisions.
  • Synonyms

    * supply * victual



    Alternative forms

    * provisour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • A deputy of a Roman Catholic bishop.
  • The holder of a papal provision.
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