Definition of Purveyance

1. Noun. The act of supplying something.

Generic synonyms: Provision, Supply, Supplying
Derivative terms: Purvey



Definition of Purveyance

1. n. The act or process of providing or procuring; providence; foresight; preparation; management.

Definition of Purveyance

1. Noun. The act of purveying ¹

2. Noun. (British) The prerogative of the Crown to requisition goods and services for royal use ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purveyance

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Purveyance

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1. A Short Constitutional History of England by Henry St. Clair Feilden (1895)
"Emoluments springing from the royal prerogatives of purveyance, (a) purveyance, (K) coinage, ... There are no less than forty Statutes against purveyance, ..."

2. A Short Constitutional History of England by H. St. Clair Feilden (1895)
"Emoluments springing from the royal prerogatives of purveyance. ... There are no less than forty Statutes against purveyance, commencing with a law of ..."

3. Political Dictionary: Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both by Charles Knight (1846)
"year by the Commons to regulate tl:-' abuses of purveyance. The queen was extremely indignant at this, and desired the Common* uot to interfere with her ..."

4. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"OF purveyance. ANCIENTLY the king's court was supplied with necessaries from the ancient demesnes of the crown, which were manured for that purpose, ..."

5. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline & Fall of the by William Russell, Charles Coote (1822)
"The commons also attempted to free the landed interest from the burthen of wardships, and the body of the people from the oppression of purveyance. ..."

6. The English Constitution in the Reign of King Charles the Second by Andrew Amos (1857)
"This great innovation, however, in the case of purveyance, ... The Prerogatives of purveyance and Pre-emption had been retrenched by a statute passed in the ..."

7. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Prerogative of purveyance.—Hither might have been referred the advantages which used to arise to the king from the profits of his military tenures, ..."

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