Provisos
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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