pur·​vey·​ance | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈvā-ən(t)s How to pronounce purveyance (audio) , ˈpər-ˌvā- \

Definition of purveyance

: the act or process of purveying or procuring

Examples of purveyance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sadly, this incident wasn't a singular purveyance of fascism and Mussolini in the story of Vittorio Pozzo. SI.com, "Vittorio Pozzo: Metodo, Mussolini, Meazza & the Difficult Memory of a Two-Time World Cup Winner," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of purveyance

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Purveyance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purveyance. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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