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.
n : the act of supplying something