proviso [prə vī′zō′, prō-]
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.
proviso definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. provisos or provisoes
- a clause, as in a document or statute, making some condition or stipulation
- a condition or stipulation
Origin: Midieval Latin proviso (quod), provided (that) ; from Classical Latin ablative of provisus, past participle of providere: see provide
proviso definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. pro·vi·sos
A clause in a document making a qualification, condition, or restriction.
Origin: Middle 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