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(prəʊˈvɛdɪtə) ,




1. (Historical Terms) European history (in the Venetian republic) a senior civilian officer in charge of supplies, provisions, and artillery for the city
2. a purveyor or provider
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Despues mando mostrarme esta Senoria algunas letras de su Proveditor, que es en Corfo, con avisos de diversas personas que todo conforma con lo dicho, que el Turco hace grandisimos aparejos de armada por mar y por tierra, y que eran partidas de Alejandria 16 naves, entre pequenas y grandes, acompanadas de 4 galeras que venian a Constantinopla cargadas de muchas municiones para el armada, maxime de cuerdas, velas y mucho bizcocho y legumbres.
23] Released after a year, he served again as a proveditor in 1513 and 1516.
58] The fate of the Republic's "gran homo di guerra" (as a patrician called him) evoked a searing denunciation from a Venetian who had escaped de Foix's slaughter: "Now the Senate will grasp that losing the proveditor Gritti is ruinous.
Thousands of Venetian troops died in the struggle, including a high-ranking proveditor stabbed to death by his Spanish captors.
If ever a proveditor in our service deserved to be praised, it is this magnificent proveditor.
The latter admired Alviano, which may explain why his account of La Motta blames the battle on the murdered proveditor and portrays Alviano as striving to restrain his truculent instincts.
He declared to Gritti and his colleagues: "Honored proveditors, if you want this fine army not to go over the river, then give me an order in writing, for otherwise I will cross.
Gritti believed that Venetian aggression at this time was highly risky, and he criticized other proveditors who did not heed his warnings about enemy action.
While the French put lesser proveditors seized at Brescia in chains to induce them to pay liberal ransoms, Gritti received the utmost courtesy and departed for the court of Louis XII in Blois more in the guise of an ambassador than of a prisoner.
Once the French take the field, we become their slaves, and it will not do to say that we have captains and proveditors, for the French will do as they please.
By selecting a general who would share his views, Gritti enforced his Fabian policy, ensuring that proveditors and lesser condottieri adhered to it, despite their disagreement or incomprehension.
poveri mendicanti" (commissioners and proveditors of the begging poor), with a broad mandate "di disponer provedere et ordinare in benefitio commodo et sublevamento deli detti poveri" (to order, provide, and manage in benefit [the] accommodation and subvention of these poor).