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noun pro·vi·so \prə-ˈvī-(ˌ)zō\

: a condition that must be accepted in order for someone to agree to do something

plural pro·vi·sos also pro·vi·soes

Full Definition of PROVISO

:  an article or clause (as in a contract) that introduces a condition
:  a conditional stipulation

Examples of PROVISO

  1. He accepted the job with one proviso: he would work alone.
  2. <released the drunken revelers with the proviso that they behave for the remainder of the Mardi Gras>

Origin of PROVISO

Middle English, from Medieval Latin proviso quod provided that
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi


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