Definition of Proviso

1. Noun. A stipulated condition. "He accepted subject to one provision"

Exact synonyms: Provision
Generic synonyms: Condition, Precondition, Stipulation
Derivative terms: Provide, Provisionary



Definition of Proviso

1. n. 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.

Definition of Proviso

1. Noun. A conditional provision to an agreement ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proviso

1. a clause in a document introducing a condition or restriction [n -SOS or -SOES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proviso

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provirus
proviruses
provision
provisional
provisional job
provisionality
provisionally
provisionals
provisionary
provisioned
provisioner
provisioners
provisioning
provisions
proviso (current term)
proviso quod
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provisorship
provisorships
provisory
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provisour
provitamin
provitamin A
provitamins
provocate

Literary usage of Proviso

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"It was troublesome and dangerous, and was made more troublesome by the continued activity of the Liberty party and the discussion of the "Wilmot proviso. ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"This was the famous Wilmot proviso. The appropriation bill, with this proviso attached, passed the House, but failed in the Senate. ..."

3. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"The Subjunctive with ut (negative nS) is sometimes used to denote a proviso, usually with ita in the main clause: — probata condicio est, sed ita ut ille ..."

4. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"Dum, modo, dummodo, and tantum ut, introducing a proviso, take ^he Subjunctive. ... For a clause of Characteristic expressing proviso, see § 535. d. ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"At a Wilmot proviso meeting held at Greenville Court- ... But there were cases, and the adoption of the proviso would be one, when it would be well for the ..."

6. A History of the Struggle for Slavery Extension Or Restriction in the United by Horace Greeley (1856)
"The struggle for the passage of the bill with or without the proviso continued until Saturday, August 30th, when, several members, hostile to the proviso, ..."

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