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proviso

[pruh-vahy-zoh] /prəˈvaɪ zoʊ/
noun, plural provisos, provisoes.
1.
a clause in a statute, contract, or the like, by which a condition is introduced.
2.
a stipulation or condition.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
Synonyms
2. restriction, limitation, qualification.
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proviso

/prəˈvaɪzəʊ/
noun (pl) -sos, -soes
1.
a clause in a document or contract that embodies a condition or stipulation
2.
a condition or stipulation
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin phrase prōvīsō quod it being provided that, from Latin prōvīsus provided
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Word Origin and History for provisos
proviso
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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