noun (plural provisos)
A condition or qualification attached to an agreement or statement: he let his house with the proviso that his own staff should remain to run it
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.
late Middle English: from the medieval Latin phrase proviso (quod) 'it being provided (that)', from Latin providere 'foresee, provide'.