Definition of proviso in English:

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proviso

Pronunciation: /prəˈvīzō/

noun (plural provisos)

A condition attached to an agreement: he left his unborn grandchild a trust fund with the proviso that he be named after the old man
More example sentences
  • James Madison did not draft the Bill of Rights with limiting provisos or riders attached to it.
  • It is a blanket provision, and there are no exceptions, qualifications or provisos that apply to that offence provision.
  • Ireland had been fighting to put provisos into the clauses, but had not been insisting that the link between immigration, aid and trade policies be removed.
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Origin

Late Middle English: from the medieval Latin phrase proviso (quod) 'it being provided (that)', from Latin providere 'foresee, provide'.

Words that rhyme with proviso

Valparaiso
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