Purveyor

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purveyor

1. One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer.

2. An officer who formerly provided, or exacted provision, for the king's household.

3. A procurer; a pimp; a bawd.

Origin: OE. Porveour, OF. Pourveor, F. Pourvoyeur. See Purvey, and cf. Proveditor.