Purveance Pur"ve*ance, Purveiaunce Pur"vei*aunce`, n. Purveyance. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Purveiaunce — Purveance Pur ve*ance, Purveiaunce Pur vei*aunce , n. Purveyance. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purveyance — /peuhr vay euhns/, n. 1. the act of purveying. 2. something that is purveyed, as provisions. 3. Eng. Law. a prerogative of the crown, abolished in 1660, allowing provisions, supplies, or services for the sovereign or the royal household to be… …   Universalium

  • purveyance — pur•vey•ance [[t]pərˈveɪ əns[/t]] n. 1) the act of purveying 2) something purveyed, as provisions • Etymology: 1225–75; ME purvea(u) nce, purvya(u) nce < OF purveance « L prōvidentia. See providence, purvey …   From formal English to slang

  • purveyance — [pər vā′əns] n. [ME purveance < OFr] 1. the act of purveying 2. things purveyed; provisions …   English World dictionary

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