1) The king's right to requisition food and goods in return for payment. Purveyances were made to supply the royal household and households of the royal family members in ordinary times as well as to supply royal armies in wartime.
(Waugh, Scott. England in the Reign of Edward III, 238)
2) Exaction of provisions, especially for the king's household.
(Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 145)

Medieval glossary. 2014.


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