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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who provides; a purveyor; a provider.
  • noun A person who has the right, gained by mandate of the Pope, to be in future presented to a benefice which is not vacant at the time of the grant. See provide, 6.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete One who provides; a purveyor.
  • noun The purveyor, steward, or treasurer of a religious house.
  • noun One who is regularly inducted into a benefice. See Provision, 5.
  • noun (Eng. Hist.) One who procures or receives a papal provision. See Provision, 6.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A deputy of a Roman Catholic bishop.
  • noun The holder of a papal provision.

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