Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who provides; a purveyor; a provider.
  • n. 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.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.