V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a condition or stipulation, especially one in a legal document

Synonyms: clause, stipulation, condition, limitation, specification, provision


Tips: Proviso comes from the Latin phrase priviso quad, which means "provided that." It still holds the meaning of a stipulation or condition.

Usage Examples:

They allowed their daughter to keep the puppy on the proviso that she take care of it. (condition, stipulation)

The man was let out of jail on the proviso that he attend alcoholics anonymous meetings. (stipulation, condition)

The company added a proviso to the contract that made it impossible for her to sign it. (clause)

I accepted the job offer under the proviso that I receive a six-month review with the potential of a promotion at that time. (specification, provision, stipulation)

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