Etymology
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purveyor (n.)

early 14c., purveiour, "one who goes ahead to prepare the way;" also "one who is in charge of provisions for a household;" mid-14c., "one who procures and supplies necessities," from Anglo-French purveyour, Old French porveor (13c.), agent noun from porveoir (see purvey).

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Definitions of purveyor

purveyor (n.)
someone who supplies provisions (especially food);
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