proviso


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pro·vi·so

 (prə-vī′zō)
n. pl. pro·vi·sos or pro·vi·soes
A clause in a document imposing a qualification, condition, or restriction.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin prōvīsō (quod), provided (that), from Latin prōvīsō, ablative of prōvīsus, past participle of prōvidēre, to provide; see provide.]

proviso

(prəˈvaɪzəʊ)
n, pl -sos or -soes
1. a clause in a document or contract that embodies a condition or stipulation
2. a condition or stipulation
[C15: from Medieval Latin phrase prōvīsō quod it being provided that, from Latin prōvīsus provided]

pro•vi•so

(prəˈvaɪ zoʊ)

n., pl. -sos, -soes.
1. a clause, as in a statute or contract, by which a condition is introduced.
2. a stipulation or condition.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin prōvīsō, for prōvīsō (quod) it being provided (that), abl. neuter singular of Latin prōvīsus, past participle of prōvidēre to provide]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proviso - a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision"
precondition, stipulation, condition - an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

proviso

noun condition, requirement, provision, strings, rider, restriction, qualification, clause, reservation, limitation, stipulation I accept, with the proviso that Jane agrees.

proviso

noun
A restricting or modifying element:
Informal: string (often used in plural).
Translations

proviso

[prəˈvaɪzəʊ] N (provisos or provisoes (pl)) (gen) → salvedad f
with the proviso thata condición de que ...

proviso

[prəˈvaɪzəʊ] ncondition f
with the proviso that → à la condition que, à la condition expresse que

proviso

n (= condition)Vorbehalt m, → Bedingung f; (= clause)Vorbehaltsklausel f; with the proviso that …unter der Bedingung, dass …

proviso

[prəˈvaɪzəʊ] ncondizione f
with the proviso that → a condizione che +sub, a patto che +sub
References in classic literature ?
The marriages are in short no more than bargains, made with this proviso, that when any discontent shall arise on either side, they may separate, and marry whom they please, each taking back what they brought with them.
To dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States," with a proviso, that "nothing in the Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
The proviso annexed is proper in itself, and was probably rendered absolutely necessary by jealousies and questions concerning the Western territory sufficiently known to the public.
In fact I was grateful, or almost so, and I believe I half liked him at the moment, notwithstanding his proviso that what he had done was not out of regard for me.
This was readily agreed to, with only a proviso of Miss Tilney's, that it did not rain, which Catherine was sure it would not.
And now she began to think of her husband's will, which had been made at the time of their marriage, leaving the bulk of his property to her, with proviso in case of her having children.
I have told Miss Wendermott this - that I met you first in the village of Bekwando with a concession in your hand made out to you and her father jointly, with the curious proviso that in the event of the death of one the other was his heir.
With this proviso, I propose to continue yielding to the prejudice.
At one period he had been very daringly drugged indeed, and, in his own words, "as dead as a man need be"; but he had left strict instructions that nobody but the nurse and "my devoted physician" should" lay a finger on me" afterwards; and by virtue of this proviso a library of books (largely acquired for the occasion) had been impiously interred at Kensal Green.
Always with the proviso that Podsnap will rally round him, Veneering thinks it is so.
However, pro-abortion governors Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson annually vetoed that proviso so that Planned Parenthood would not be disqualified from accessing the Title X funds.
A previous attempt has recently been made to get a similar bill through Parliament with the spurious proviso that it would only apply to people with 12 months or less to live.