• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Proveditor One employed to procure supplies, as for an army, a steamer, etc.; a purveyor; one who provides for another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n proveditor A purveyor; one employed to procure supplies; a provider.
    • n proveditor An overseer; a governor.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. proveditore, provveditore, fr. provedere, L. providere,. See Provide, and cf. Purveyor Provedore


In literature:

With an intuitive keenness of perception, he in a moment saw through the Proveditore's stratagem, and resolved to defeat it.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLII. Vol. LV. April, 1844" by Various
Beware, lady, of the Proveditore Marcello!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 341, March, 1844, Vol. 55" by Various
In the year 1443, Colleoni quitted the Venetian service on account of a quarrel with Gherardo Dandolo, the Proveditore of the Republic.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
Remember the brilliant courage he displayed when he was Proveditor of the Black Sea Fleet.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
We had then in Corfu the 'proveditore-generale' who had sovereign authority, and lived in a style of great magnificence.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI), "Venetian Years" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt