proveditor

noun pro·ved·i·tor \ prōˈvedətə(r) \

Definition of proveditor

plural -s
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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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