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