noun, plural pro·vi·sos, pro·vi·soes.
- provisional wing of the irish republican army,
- provitamin a,
- provitamin d2,
Origin of proviso
Examples from the Web for provisos
He chose his words carefully, dropping caveats and provisos.
The brutality of these two provisos brands its authors as barbarians.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
If all these allowances and provisos are too many for him to make, it is probably useless for him to attempt the Noctes at all.Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860|George Saintsbury
These provisos admitted, in other things I may prove a tractable and complying husband.The Way of the World|William Congreve
noun plural -sos or -soes
Word Origin for proviso
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin proviso (quod) "provided (that)," phrase at the beginning of clauses in legal documents (mid-14c.), from Latin proviso "it being provided," ablative neuter of provisus, past participle of providere (see provide). Related: Provisory.