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Provision vs. Providence

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Provisionnoun

An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.

Providencenoun

Preparation for the future; good governance, foresight.

Provisionnoun

The act of providing, or making previous preparation.

Providencenoun

The careful governance and guidance of God (or another deity, nature etc.).

Provisionnoun

Money set aside for a future event.

Providencenoun

A manifestation of divine care or direction; an instance of divine intervention.

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Provisionnoun

(accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.

‘We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession.’;

Providencenoun

Specifically, the prudent care and management of resources; thriftiness, frugality.

‘His providence in saving for his old age is exemplary.’;

Provisionnoun

(legal) A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.

‘An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act.’;

Providencenoun

The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation.

‘Providence for war is the best prevention of it.’;

Provisionnoun

(Roman Catholic) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.

Providencenoun

Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience.

‘The world was all before them, where to chooseTheir place of rest, and Providence their guide.’;

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Provisionnoun

A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.

Providencenoun

A manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction.

‘He that hath a numerous family, and many to provide for, needs a greater providence of God.’;

Provisionverb

(transitive) To supply with provisions.

‘to provision an army’;

Providencenoun

Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality.

‘It is a high point of providence in a prince to cast an eye rather upon actions than persons.’;

Provisionverb

To supply (a user) with an account, resources, etc. so that they can use a system.

Providencenoun

the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University

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Provisionnoun

The act of providing, or making previous preparation.

Providencenoun

the guardianship and control exercised by a deity;

‘divine providence’;

Provisionnoun

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.’;

Providencenoun

a manifestation of God's foresightful care for His creatures

Provisionnoun

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.’;

Providencenoun

the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources

Provisionnoun

That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.

Provisionnoun

A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.

Provisionnoun

A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.

Provisionverb

To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.

‘They were provisioned for a journey.’;

Provisionnoun

a stipulated condition;

‘he accepted subject to one provision’;

Provisionnoun

the activity of supplying or providing something

Provisionnoun

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’;

Provisionnoun

a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)

Provisionverb

supply with provisions

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