proviso mid-15c., from M.L. proviso (quod) "provided (that)," phrase at the beginning of clauses in legal documents (mid-14c.), from L. proviso "it being provided," ablative neut. of provisus, pp. of providere (see PROVIDE (Cf. provide)).

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  • proviso — (Del lat. proviso). al proviso. loc. adv. al instante …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • proviso — ► NOUN (pl. provisos) ▪ a condition attached to an agreement. ORIGIN from Latin proviso quod it being provided that …   English terms dictionary

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