proveditor

noun
pro·​ved·​i·​tor | \ prōˈvedətə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of proveditor

1 : a functionary in the Venetian republic having oversight of public services and government of provinces or acting as military adviser
2 : one employed to procure supplies (as for an army, company, ship) : purveyor

History and Etymology for proveditor

Italian proveditore, provveditore, from provedito, provvedito (past participle of provedere, provvedere to provide, purvey, from Latin providēre to provide) + -ore -or

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“Proveditor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proveditor. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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