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WORD ORIGIN

"with condition that," early 15c., conjunction use of past participle of provide. As an adjective, "prepared, ready," 1570s; "furnished" 1878.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.