noun, plural provisos, provisoes.
a clause in a statute, contract, or the like, by which a condition is introduced.
a stipulation or condition.

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin prōvīsō, for prōvīsō (quod) it being provided (that), ablative neuter singular of Latin prōvīsus, past participle of prōvidēre to provide

2. restriction, limitation, qualification. Unabridged
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proviso (prəˈvaɪzəʊ)
n , pl -sos, -soes
1.  a clause in a document or contract that embodies a condition or stipulation
2.  a condition or stipulation
[C15: from Medieval Latin phrase prōvīsō quod it being provided that, from Latin prōvīsus provided]

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1467, from M.L. proviso (quod) "provided (that)," phrase at the beginning of clauses in legal documents (1350), from L. proviso "it being provided," abl. neut. of provisus, pp. of providere (see provide).
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