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1. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like. Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey Yourself of sword before that bloody day. (Spenser)

2. To procure; to get. I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the children of Benjamin. (Sir W. Scot)

Origin: OE. Purveien, porveien, OF. Porveeir, porveoir, F. Pourvoir, fr. L. Providere. See Provide, and cf. Purview.

1. To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.

2. To pander; with to. Their turpitude purveys to their malice.