Definitions for: Provision

[n] the activity of supplying or providing something
[n] the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
[n] a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision"
[v] supply with provisions

Webster (1913) Definition: Pro*vi"sion, n. [L. provisio: cf. F. provision. See
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.

Making provision for the relief of strangers.

3. Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables
collected or stored; -- often in the plural.

And of provisions laid in large, For man and beast.

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. (R. C. Ch.) A canonical term for regular induction into a
benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and

6. (Eng. Hist.) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before
it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of
presentation. --Blackstone.

Pro*vi"sion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Provisioned; p.
pr. & vb. n. Provisioning.]
To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.

They were provisioned for a journey. --Palfrey.

Synonyms: planning, preparation, proviso, purvey, supply, supplying

See Also: activity, agreement, alimentation, applecart, arrangement, calculation, care delivery, cerebration, condition, deliberation, feeding, forethought, fueling, furnish, health care delivery, intellection, irrigation, issuance, issue, issuing, logistics, malice aforethought, mens rea, mentation, precondition, premeditation, provide, purveyance, refueling, render, stipulation, stocking, subvention, supply, thinking, thought

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