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proviso

[ pruh-vahy-zoh ]
/ prəˈvaɪ zoʊ /
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noun, plural pro·vi·sos, pro·vi·soes.
a clause in a statute, contract, or the like, by which a condition is introduced.
a stipulation or condition.
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Origin of proviso

1400–50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin prōvīsō, for prōvīsō (quod) it being provided (that), ablative neuter singular of Latin prōvīsus, past participle of prōvidēre to provide
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British Dictionary definitions for proviso

proviso
/ (prəˈvaɪzəʊ) /

noun plural -sos or -soes
a clause in a document or contract that embodies a condition or stipulation
a condition or stipulation

Word Origin for proviso

C15: from Medieval Latin phrase prōvīsō quod it being provided that, from Latin prōvīsus provided
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