Meaning of proviso

pro•vi•so

Pronunciation: (pru-vī'zō), [key]
— pl. -sos, -soes.
  1. a clause in a statute, contract, or the like, by which a condition is introduced.
  2. a stipulation or condition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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