Category: Word of the Day
prə vI zhən
1. the act of providing.
The church women’s provision of food for the event was greatly appreciated.
2. that which is provided.
They will soon receive another provision from the Red Cross.
3. an arrangement that prepares for future conditions.
The government made provision against possible drought.
4. (pl.) a supply of necessities, esp. food.
The campers loaded up their backpacks with provisions.
5. a formal statement or clause, as in a contract or piece of legislation, that arranges a condition.
Under the “pay or play” provision of the Affordable Care Act, large employers must offer affordable health insurance to their employees.
a law made by a legislature, as opposed to one established by the courts.
States have different statutes concerning the age at which one can legally marry.
to withdraw, revoke, or make void, esp. by official action or proclamation.
The parliament repealed the latest export tariff.
any periodic payment of money, such as a salary or allowance.
The graduate student was granted a stipend by the university but it was not enough to live on.
a nə reI ri əm
a payment or other reward made to a professional person in recognition of services for which, by tradition, there is no set fee.
“Rehearsals begin mid-March and performance dates are May 8 at 3 pm and May 9-12 at 7:30 pm. All performances will be at the Lincolnville Museum Cultural Center located at 102 Martin Luther King Blvd. in St. Augustine. All performers will receive a paid honorarium.” (http://www.aclassictheatre.org/auditions)
“It was largely new ground. The Brazilian government voluntarily voted him an honorarium of ten thousand dollars for the information he brought out concerning unexplored portions of Brazil. Oh, he’s a man, all man. He delivers the goods.”
(Jack London, The Little Lady of the Big House)