Simple Definition of proviso
: a condition that must be accepted in order for someone to agree to do something
Full Definition of proviso
plural pro·vi·sos also pro·vi·soes
1 : an article or clause (as in a contract) that introduces a condition
2 : a conditional stipulation
Examples of proviso
He accepted the job with one proviso: he would work alone.
<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
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