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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Purvey \Pur*vey"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Purveyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purveying}.] [OE. purveien, porveien, OF. porveeir, porveoir, F. pourvoir, fr. L. providere. See {Provide}, and cf. {Purview}.]

1. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like.

Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey Yourself of sword before that bloody day. --Spenser.

2. To procure; to get.

I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the children of Benjamin. --Sir W. Scot.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Purvey \Pur*vey"\, verb (used without an object)

1. To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision. --Chaucer. Milton.

2. To pander; -- with to. " Their turpitude purveys to their malice." [R.] --Burke.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: supply with provisions [syn: {provision}, {purvey}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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