1. One who provides; a purveyor. "The chief provisor of our horse."

2. The purveyor, steward, or treasurer of a religious house. One who is regularly inducted into a benefice. See Provision.

3. One who procures or receives a papal provision. See Provision.

Origin: L, fr. Providere: cf. F. Proviseur. See Provide.

(01 Mar 1998)

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