proviso

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n proviso a stipulated condition "he accepted subject to one provision"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Proviso 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; as, the contract was impaired by its proviso . "He doth deny his prisoners,
      But with proviso and exception."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n proviso 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 proviso Nautical, a stern-fast or hawser carried to the shore, to steady a ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Proviso prō-vī′zō a provision or condition in a deed or other writing: the clause containing it: any condition
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., (it) being provided, abl. of provisus, p. p. of providere,. See Provide, and cf. Purview
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the L. law phrase proviso quod, it being provided that.

Usage

In literature:

With these provisos, let us address ourselves to the Career of Reason, beginning with religion.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
King, Preston, supports Wilmot Proviso, ii.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Proviso, bitterly spoken of, 79.
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
But now it had tied itself up in a knot of provisos.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay
There was also a proviso that the infants should be taught 'suitably to their age.
"The Curse of Education" by Harold E. Gorst
There shall be a proviso made for the poor people.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
One advertisement sets forth the proviso that unless the payment is regular the supplications will be stopped.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
This I readily consented to, thinking only at the time what a strange proviso it was.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
They had gone some way before, being above all things loyal, Jock thought it right to put in a proviso.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
Wit is welcome, if it be well managed: but that is a pretty constant proviso in regard to the particular element.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
He did not do it, however, without making the proviso that all public recognition of this officer, in his real capacity, was to be avoided.
"Hand and Ring" by Anna Katharine Green
As for the other proviso, I amend it as follows.
"A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
Subject to these numerous and gloomy provisos, I embrace the prospect with glorious feelings.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This was a queer proviso, as queer as the family resolve to remain on the spot.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
The provisoes of the act virtually left the whole power of punishment still in the hands of the governor and council.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
This last proviso, however, as we shall see, takes away almost all practical importance from the proposition.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
But what is meant by this proviso?
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. I" by Charles Gore
Simply a renewal of Mr. Gladstone's Act, with the proviso that there shall be only one office.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Indeed, she only escaped with the proviso that she might look in again.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
We shall see how, in the sequel, this latter proviso came very near fulfilment.
"The Panama Canal" by J. Saxon Mills
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In poetry:

All or nothing, stake it! Trust she God or no?
Thus far and no farther? farther? be it so!
Now, enough of your chicane of prudent pauses,
Sage provisos, sub-intents and saving-clauses!
"Before" by Robert Browning

In news:

Proviso Earns Third Straight G1 in Diana.
Proviso (inside) holds off Shared Account and Forever Together (gray) to take the Diana.
Proviso won her third consecutive grade I race July 31 at Saratoga, as she held off.
Proviso , Forever Together Hook Up in Diana.
Just a Game winner Proviso is favored in the Diana Stakes.
Proviso Proves Best in Just A Game.
Proviso surges late to win the Just a Game.
Kilroe No Fluke as Mare Proviso Gets Nod.
Proviso gets her nose in front of Fluke in the Kilroe Mile.
Proviso DQ Gives Spinster to Mushka.
Mushka was awarded a victory in the Juddmonte Farms Spinster Stakes after Proviso was disqualified.
Proviso DQ Gives Spinster to Mushka.
Enlarge AP Photo/Jessica HillDoc Rivers keeps track of the continued success at Proviso East.
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers may be 20-plus years removed from his playing days at Proviso East High School in Chicago's western suburbs, but he's still loyal to the program.
Building code requirements allow it, but with one important proviso that is often a stumbling block.
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In science:

The proviso is that the final result must be expanded in a polynomial series with the anticommutivity of the Grassmann partners respected.
Discrete path integral for spin-1/2 in the Grassmannian representation
Sub ject to the proviso that GUT theories tend to be complicated, this type of model seems to be quite attractive, though it does not explain why the inflaton mass is significantly less than H . D-term inflation.
Which is the best inflation model?
With this proviso, the rank of F will not really matter to us.
On the Ext groups between Weyl modules for GL_n
I don’t see how to remove the proviso in Theorem 5.3 much less the appeal to the generalized Riemann hypothesis.
Motives over F_p
We refer the reader to for full details of the Gowers theory, with the proviso that we have also adopted some notation and terminology from and made other changes for consistency of notation.
A hypergraph regularity method for generalised Turan problems
Proofs in TN c defined in Definition 5.8 are proof figures enjoying some provisos and obtained from given proofs in TN by operating rewriting steps.
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
These are needed to verify that rewrited proof figures enjoy these provisos.
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
Proofs in TN c defined in Definition 5.8 are proof figures enjoying some provisos and obtained from given proofs in TN by operating rewriting steps.
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
These are needed to verify that rewrited proof figures enjoy these provisos.
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
These provisos for a preproof to be a proof are obtained by inspection to rewrited proof figures.
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
Qpt) By these provisos we see that an o.d. ρ is in Od(ΠN ) for a newly introduced rule (c)ρ , cf.
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
By the proviso we see that a preproof P ′ which is resulted from a proof P is again a proof with respect to the proviso (ch:Qpt), cf.
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
The following lemma is used to show that a preproof P ′ which results from a proof P by resolving a rule (Σj ) J lw is again a proof with respect to the proviso (uplwl), cf. the Claim 6.6 in the case M7 in the next subsection.
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
The following lemma is used to show that a preproof P ′ which results from a proof P by resolving a (Σi+1 ) is a proof with respect to the proviso (uplwr), and to show a newly introduced rule (Σi ) in such a P ′ does not split any chain, cf. the Claim 6.6 in the case M7.
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
Case 1 Jq is the i-origin of Jb−1 , i.e., Jq is a member of the chain starting with (c)σ Jb−1 : By the proviso (st:bound) we can assume i 6∈ I n(σ).
Proof theory for theories of ordinals III: $\Pi_{N}$-reflection
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