EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVISO
I granted you permission to come, but I made it a proviso that there should be no conversation.
There was also a proviso that the infants should be taught 'suitably to their age.'
The "Wilmot proviso" was for some years the watchword of the anti-extensionists.
It should, however, be accompanied by the proviso that no more than 10 per cent.
He granted the request, but with the proviso that she should never return.
A ship with one anchor down and a shore-fast is moored a proviso.
In its fifth proviso, the old man mentioned his nephew George.
He can be restored to his heritage and rank, on one proviso,—a guarantee for his loyalty.
In a catalogue of 1681, however, there is a proviso that at least twenty gentlemen must attend.
He made the proviso, however, that Randy's gun should be taken along.
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin proviso (quod) "provided (that)," phrase at the beginning of clauses in legal documents (mid-14c.), from Latin proviso "it being provided," ablative neuter of provisus, past participle of providere (see provide). Related: Provisory.
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