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1the action of providing or supplying something for use:new contracts for the provision of services
) financial or other arrangements for future eventualities or requirements:farmers have been slow to make provision for their retirement
an amount set aside out of profits in the accounts of an organization for a known liability, especially a bad debt or the diminution in value of an asset. 2an amount or thing supplied or provided:low levels of social provision
) supplies of food, drink, or equipment, especially for a journey.
3a condition or requirement in a legal document:a key provision in civil rights law an appraisal under the provisions of the National Housing Act 4 Christian Church
, historical an appointment to a benefice, especially directly by the pope rather than by the patron, and originally before it became vacant.
1 [with object] supply with food, drink, or equipment, especially for a journey:civilian contractors were responsible for provisioning these armies 2 [no object] set aside an amount in an organization’s accounts for a known liability:financial institutions have to provision against loan losses