2. Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which god manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience. The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. (milton)
3. A manifestation of the care and superintendence which god exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction. He that hath a numerous family, and many to provide for, needs a greater providence of God. (Jer. Taylor)
Origin: L. Providentia: cf. F. Providence. See Provident, and cf. Prudence.