purveyance: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pur-vā'uns), [key]
- the act of purveying.
- something that is purveyed, as provisions.
- a prerogative of the crown, abolished in 1660, allowing provisions, supplies, or services for the sovereign or the royal household to be purchased or acquired at an appraised value.
- purveyance (Thesaurus)