Provision vs Purvey - What's the difference?
As a noun provision
As a proper noun purvey is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
* Francis Bacon
- making provision for the relief of strangers
The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
- And of provisions laid in large, / For man and beast.
Money set aside for a future event.
(accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
(legal) A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
- We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession.
(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.
- An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
To supply with provisions.
(obsolete) To prepare in advance (for or to do something); to plan, make provision.
*:A sayd the kynge / syn ye knowe of your aduenture puruey for hit / and put awey by your craftes that mysauenture / Nay said Merlyn it wylle not be / soo he departed from the kynge
To furnish or provide.
*:Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey / Yourself of sword before that bloody day.
*2005 , Lesley Brown, trans. (Plato), Sophist , :
*:Those who sell their own products are distinguished from purveyors, who purvey what others produce.
To procure; to get.
*Sir Walter Scott
*:I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the children of Benjamin.