Proviso
Proviso Pro*vi"so, n.; pl. {Provisos}. [L., (it) being provided, abl. of provisus, p. p. of providere. See {Provide}, and cf. {Purview}.] An article or clause in any statute, agreement, contract, grant, or other writing, by which a condition is introduced, usually beginning with the word provided; a conditional stipulation that affects an agreement, contract, law, grant, or the like; as, the contract was impaired by its proviso. [1913 Webster]

He doth deny his prisoners, But with proviso and exception. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • proviso — pro‧vi‧so [prəˈvaɪzəʊ ǁ zoʊ] noun [countable] 1. LAW a part of a contract that covers a particular subject: • Landlords frequently include a proviso stating that nothing contained in the lease shall prevent them from carrying out work on their… …   Financial and business terms

  • proviso — pro·vi·so /prə vī zō/ n pl sos or soes [Medieval Latin proviso quod provided that] 1: an article or clause (as in a statute or contract) that introduces a condition 2: a conditional stipulation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • proviso — mid 15c., from M.L. proviso (quod) provided (that), phrase at the beginning of clauses in legal documents (mid 14c.), from L. proviso it being provided, ablative neut. of provisus, pp. of providere (see PROVIDE (Cf. provide)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • proviso — (Del lat. proviso). al proviso. loc. adv. al instante …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • proviso — ► NOUN (pl. provisos) ▪ a condition attached to an agreement. ORIGIN from Latin proviso quod it being provided that …   English terms dictionary

  • proviso — [prə vī′zō΄, prōvī′zō΄] n. pl. provisos or provisoes [ML proviso (quod), provided (that) < L, abl. of provisus, pp. of providere: see PROVIDE] 1. a clause, as in a document or statute, making some condition or stipulation 2. a condition or… …   English World dictionary

  • proviso — *condition, stipulation, terms, provision, reservation, strings Analogous words: clause, article, *paragraph: limitation, restriction (see corresponding verbs at LIMIT): contingency, exigency (see JUNCTURE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • proviso — has the plural form provisos …   Modern English usage

  • proviso — ► locución adverbial Se usa en la expresión al proviso para indicar al instante, de inmediato. * * * proviso (del lat. «provīso»). Al proviso. Enseguida. * * * proviso. (Del lat. proviso). al proviso. loc. adv. al instante. * * * proviso, al …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • proviso — n. 1) to add a proviso 2) with a proviso that + clause; subj. (we will agree to the proposal with the proviso that overtime be/should be paid) * * * [prə vaɪzəʊ] subj. (we will agree to the proposal with the proviso that overtime be/should be… …   Combinatory dictionary

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