Definition of proviso noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈvaɪzəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvaɪzoʊ//
(pl. provisos) (formal)
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a condition that must be accepted before an agreement can be made synonym provision Their participation is subject to a number of important provisos. He agreed to their visit with the proviso that they should stay no longer than one week. Word Originlate Middle English: from the medieval Latin phrase proviso (quod) ‘it being provided (that)’, from Latin providere ‘foresee, provide’.
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