proviso

noun pro·vi·so \ prə-ˈvī-(ˌ)zō \

Definition of proviso

plural provisos also provisoes
1 :an article or clause (as in a contract) that introduces a condition
2 :a conditional stipulation

Examples of proviso in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of proviso

Middle English, from Medieval Latin proviso quod provided that


PROVISO Defined for English Language Learners

proviso

noun

Definition of proviso for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

proviso

noun pro·vi·so \ prə-ˈvī-zō \

legal Definition of proviso

plural provisos or provisoes
1 :an article or clause (as in a statute or contract) that introduces a condition
2 :a conditional stipulation

Origin and Etymology of proviso

Medieval Latin proviso quod provided that



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