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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Late Latin provisio, from Latin providere; PROVIDE

provision

1 noun
     
Related topics: Law
pro‧vi‧sion1 S3 W1
1 [countable usually singular, uncountable] when you provide something that someone needs now or in the future
provision of
the provision of childcare facilities
provision for
provision for people with disabilities
He made provisions for his wife and his children in his will.
2

provisions

[plural]DF food, drink, and other supplies, especially for a journey:
We had enough provisions for two weeks.
3 [countable]SCL a condition in an agreement or law:
The agreement includes a provision for each side to check the other side's weapons.
under the provisions of something
Under the provisions of the Act, employers must supply safety equipment.

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