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purveyance Syllabification: pur·vey·ance
Pronunciation: /pərˈvāəns/

Definition of purveyance in English:


1The action of purveying something.
Example sentences
  • Coupons and special ‘cheap times’ are just the beginning of customer promotions in the modern world of sex purveyance.
  • The reorganization made it possible to put the fuel supply in order within a short period, to streamline its delivery, and to establish day-to-day supervision of fuel production and fuel purveyance to large strategic formations.
  • It essentially deals with information collection and purveyance.
1.1British historical The right of the sovereign to buy provisions and use horses and vehicles for a fixed price lower than the market value.


Middle English (in the senses 'foresight' and 'prearrangement'): from Old French porveance, from Latin providentia 'foresight' (see providence).

Words that rhyme with purveyance

abeyance, conveyance
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