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provided

[pruh-vahy-did] /prəˈvaɪ dɪd/
conjunction
1.
on the condition or understanding (that); providing:
I'll go provided that the others go, too.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See provide, -ed2
Related forms
nonprovided, adjective
unprovided, adjective
well-provided, adjective
Synonyms
in case, granted. See if.
Antonyms
lest.
Usage note
The conjunctions provided and providing are interchangeable. Both mean “on the condition or understanding that,” with that sometimes expressed: Provided (or Providing) no further objections are raised, we will consider the matter settled.
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provided

"with condition that," early 15c., conjunction use of past participle of provide. As an adjective, "prepared, ready," 1570s; "furnished" 1878.

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