proviso

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noun pro·vi·so \prə-ˈvī-(ˌ)zō\

Definition of proviso

plural

provisos

also

provisoes

  1. 1 :  an article or clause (as in a contract) that introduces a condition

  2. 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

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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

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noun pro·vi·so \prə-ˈvī-zō\

Legal Definition of proviso

plural

provisos

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provisoes

  1. 1 :  an article or clause (as in a statute or contract) that introduces a condition

  2. 2 :  a conditional stipulation

Origin and Etymology of proviso

Medieval Latin proviso quod provided that



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