The definition of a proviso is a condition attached to an agreement.
An example of a proviso is if you will sign on a contract to sell your company only on the condition that you get to be on the board.
nounpl. -·sos· or -·soes·
- a clause, as in a document or statute, making some condition or stipulation
- a condition or stipulation
Origin of provisoMedieval Latin proviso (quod), provided (that) from L, ablative of provisus, past participle of providere: see provide
nounpl. pro·vi·sos, or pro·vi·soes
A clause in a document imposing a qualification, condition, or restriction.
Origin of provisoMiddle English from Medieval Latin prōvīsō (quod) provided (that) from Latin prōvīsō ablative of prōvīsus past participle of prōvidēre to provide ; see provide .
proviso - Legal Definition
A condition or limitation that may determine the applicability of a document to certain conditions or persons.