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prōvīsus , ūs (only in
I.abl. sing.), m. provideo (Tacitean). *
I. A looking before, looking into the distance: “ne oculi quidem provisu juvabant,Tac. H. 3, 22.—
II. Trop. *
A. A foreseeing: “periculi,Tac. A. 1, 27.—
B. A caring for or furnishing beforehand, precaution, providing, providence: “deūm,Tac. A. 12, 6: “dispositu provisuque civilium rerum peritus,id. H. 2, 5: “rei frumentariae,id. A. 15, 8: “curā, provisu deinde agere ac si hostis ingrueret,id. ib. 12, 12.
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