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.
pl. -·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 pr&omacron;v&imacron;s&omacron; (quod), provided (that), from Latin pr&omacron;v&imacron;s&omacron;, ablative of pr&omacron;v&imacron;sus, past participle of pr&omacron;vid&emacron;re, to provide; see provide.
proviso - Legal Definition
A condition or limitation that may determine the applicability of a document to certain conditions or persons.