American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A clause in a document making a qualification, condition, or restriction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A clause making what precedes conditional on what follows; a provision or article in a statute, contract, or other writing, by which a condition is introduced; a conditional stipulation that affects an agreement, law, grant, etc.
- n. Nautical, a stern-fast or hawser carried to the shore, to steady a ship.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An article or clause in any statute, agreement, contract, grant, or other writing, by which a condition is introduced, usually beginning with the word
provided; a conditional stipulation that affects an agreement, contract, law, grant, or the like.
- n. a stipulated condition
- From Latin proviso ("it being provided"), ablative singular neuter of provisus, past participle of providere ("to provide"); see provide. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Medieval Latin prōvīsō (quod), provided (that), from Latin prōvīsō, ablative of prōvīsus, past participle of prōvidēre, to provide; see provide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The upside-down proviso is paternalistic with respect to earlier owners — it applies even if they chose not to make their permission conditional, as in Gracen.”
“The upside-down proviso is about protecting the people who got there first.”
“That proviso is a thoughtful message for young moviegoers.”
“But his proviso is that Justice League, about four superheroes including Wonder Woman, would have to do really, really boffo to justify having a female as the main star of a spin-off pic.”
“The only important proviso is that such talks must be held in an atmosphere free from threat or duress.”
“The upside down proviso: the proviso is that you shouldn’t give property if it would cause harm to use of commons.”
“The upside down proviso is that you shouldn’t give property if it would cause harm to another property owner: “must not in any way affect the scope of any copyright protection in that preexisting material.””
“In both cases, however, the proviso is still that no one can be tried until they’re caught first.) Martinned (Quote)”
“The most that can be said, even assuming the power to pass the Wilmot proviso, which is denied, is that there is a forbearance to exercise, not a violation of, the power to pass the proviso.”
“To show how devotedly true that honorable and distinguished servant of God was to the flock over whom he had pastoral charge, he consented, with this proviso, which is given in his own words.”
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