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proviso

pro·vi·so

proviso

pronunciation:
pr vaI zo
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: provisoes, provisos
definition 1: a clause that stipulates a condition or restriction in a document, such as a legal agreement or contract.
similar words:
provision, qualification, restriction
definition 2: a condition, restriction, or stipulation.
He agreed to come with the proviso that he pay for himself.
similar words:
condition, qualification, restriction