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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • conj. On the condition; if: will pay the bonus provided the job is completed on time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • conj. Only if (the stipulation that follows is true).
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of provide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conj. On condition; by stipulation; with the understanding; if; -- usually followed by that.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • This (or it) being understood, conceded, or established; on (this) condition; on these terms: in this sense always introducing a clause of condition or exception, and followed by that (expressed or understood).

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