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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pur·vey·ance /-ən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·vey·ance n.
 1. The act or process of providing or procuring; providence; foresight; preparation; management.
    The ill purveyance of his page.   --Spenser.
 2. That which is provided; provisions; food.
 3. Eng. Law A providing necessaries for the sovereign by buying them at an appraised value in preference to all others, and oven without the owner's consent. This was formerly a royal prerogative, but has long been abolished.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of supplying something