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 for provision
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Provision \Pro*vi"sion\, n. [L. provisio: cf. F. provision. See
     1. The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
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     2. That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought
        together or arranged in advance; measures taken
        beforehand; preparation.
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              Making provision for the relief of strangers.
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     3. Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables
        collected or stored; -- often in the plural.
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              And of provisions laid in large,
              For man and beast.                    --Milton.
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     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.
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     5. (R. C. Ch.) A canonical term for regular induction into a
        benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and
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     6. (Eng. Hist.) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before
        it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of
        presentation. --Blackstone.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Provision \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.
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           They were provisioned for a journey.     --Palfrey.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one
           provision" [syn: provision, proviso]
      2: the activity of supplying or providing something [syn:
         provision, supply, supplying]
      3: 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" [syn:
         planning, preparation, provision]
      4: a store or supply of something (especially of food or
         clothing or arms)
      v 1: supply with provisions [syn: provision, purvey]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  269 Moby Thesaurus words for "provision":
     TLC, abundance, accommodation, accordance, accumulation, amassment,
     anticipation, arrangement, award, awarding, backlog,
     basic training, bestowal, bestowment, board, boundary condition,
     bread, bread and butter, briefing, budget, bunker, care, catch,
     cater, catering, cheer, clause, clearing the decks, coal,
     collection, comestibles, commissariat, commissary, communication,
     concession, condition, conferment, conferral, contemplation,
     contribution, cornucopia, creature comfort, cuisine, cumulation,
     daily bread, deliverance, delivery, demand, dine, discretion,
     donation, donnee, dump, eatables, economic support, edibles,
     endowment, envisagement, envisionment, equipment, escalator clause,
     escape clause, escape hatch, exception, familiarization, fare,
     farseeingness, farsightedness, fast food, feast, feed, fill up,
     fine print, fitting out, fixing, fodder, food, food and drink,
     foodstuff, foodstuffs, forage, forearming, forecast, foreglance,
     foregleam, foreglimpse, forehandedness, foreseeing, foresight,
     foresightedness, forethought, forethoughtfulness, foundation, fuel,
     furnishing, furnishment, gas, gas up, gifting, given, giving,
     grant, granting, grass, gratify, graze, groceries, grounds,
     groundwork, health food, heap, hoard, hooker, impartation,
     impartment, ingesta, insurance, inventory, investiture, joker,
     junk food, keep, kicker, kitchen stuff, larder, liberality,
     limiting condition, livelihood, living, longsightedness,
     looking ahead, maintenance, makeready, making ready, manna,
     manufacture, mass, material, materials, materiel, measures, meat,
     mess, mobilization, mothering, munitions, nourishment, nurture,
     obligation, offer, oil, outfitting, parameter, pasture, pile,
     planning, plenitude, plenty, prearrangement, precaution,
     precautions, precautiousness, prediction, preliminaries,
     preliminary, preliminary act, preliminary step, prep, preparation,
     preparatory study, preparing, prepping, prepublication,
     prerequisite, presentation, presentment, pretreatment,
     preventive measure, preview, prevision, price support, processing,
     propaedeutic, prospect, prospection, protection, provender,
     providence, providing, provisioning, provisionment, provisions,
     proviso, prudence, purvey, purveyance, qualification, quantity,
     rations, readiness, readying, regale, repertoire, repertory,
     requirement, requisite, reservation, restriction, rick, safeguard,
     sagacity, satisfy, saving clause, sell, sine qua non, small print,
     spadework, specification, spread, stack, staples, steps,
     steps and measures, stipulation, stock, stock-in-trade, stockpile,
     stocks, store, stores, string, strings, subscription,
     subsidization, subsidy, subsistence, subvention, supplies, supply,
     supply on hand, supplying, support, surrender, sustain,
     sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, table, tender loving care,
     term, terms, top off, training, treasure, treasury, treatment,
     trial, tryout, tucker, ultimatum, upkeep, viands, victual,
     victuals, vittles, vouchsafement, warm-up, whereas,
     wine and dine

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PROVISION, com. law. The property which a drawer of a bill of exchange 
  places in the hands of a drawee; as, for example, by remittances, or when 
  the drawee is indebted to the drawer when the bill becomes due, provision is 
  said to have been made. Acceptance always presumes a provision. See Code de 
  Comm. art. 115, 116, 117. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PROVISION, French law. An allowance granted by a judge to a party for his 
  support; which is to be paid before there is a definitive judgment. In a 
  civil case, for example, it is an allowance made to a wife who is separated 
  from her husband. Dict. de Jurisp. h.t. 

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