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purveyanceis the feudal right of the Crown to requisition goods and services, purchased on credit, for royal use whilst his household travelled through the country or during military campaigns (click for more)
purveyorBeginning as early as the 14th century, a grocer (also called purveyor) was a dealer in comestible dry goods such as spices, pepper, sugar, and (later) cocoa, tea and coffee. These items were bought in bulk, hence the term grocer from the French “grossier” meaning wholesaler.
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