Pronunciation: (pur-vā'ur), [key]
1. a person who purveys, provides, or supplies: a purveyor of foods; a purveyor of lies.
2. Old Eng. Law.an officer who provided or acquired provisions for the sovereign under the prerogative of purveyance.
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