Legal Definition and Related Resources of Provision

Meaning of Provision

A clause in a legal document. Any right of patronage exerted by the Pope. In English law, a name given to certain statutes or acts of parliament such as Provisions of Oxford (1258), Provisions of westminster (1259). The term provision was the word used originally to designate an enactment , the term statute being a later term.

Provision Alternative Definition

In Common Law. The property which a drawer of a bill of exchange places in the hands of a drawee ; as, for example, by remittances, or when the drawee is indebted to the drawer when the bill becomes due, provision is said to have oeen made. Acceptance always presumes a provision. See Code de Comm, arts. 115-117. In French Law. An allowance granted by a judge to a party for his support, which is to be paid before there is a definitive judgment. In a civil case, for example, it is an allowance made to a wife who is separated from her husband. Dalloz.

Synonyms of Provision

(Act of supplying), noun

  • accommodation
  • arrangement
  • catering
  • donation
  • endowment
  • furnishing
  • preparation
  • procurement
  • providence
  • purveyance
  • servicing
  • serving

(Clause), noun

  • article of agreement
  • condicio
  • condition
  • limitation
  • obligation
  • proviso
  • qualification
  • requirement
  • reservation
  • restriction
  • specification
  • stipulation
  • term Associated Concepts: damages provision
  • express provision
  • forfeiture provision
  • mandatory provision
  • penal provision
  • procedural provision
  • restrictive provision
  • selfexecuting provision
  • statutory provision
  • substantive provision
  • technical provision foreign phrases: Quando abest provisio partis
  • adest provisio legis
  • When a provision of the party is lacking
  • the provision of the law supplies it

(Something provided), noun

  • cache
  • cumulation
  • fund
  • hoard
  • maintenance
  • ration
  • reserve
  • resources
  • staples
  • stock
  • stockpile
  • store
  • supply

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