Word:

Proviso

Pro`vi´so
n.1.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.
Noun1.proviso - a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision"
Synonyms: provision

PROVISO. The name of a clause inserted in an act of the legislature, a deed, a written agreement, or other instrument, which generally contains a condition that a certain thing shall or shall not be done, in order that an agreement contained in another clause shall take effect.
     2. It always implies a condition, unless subsequent words change it to a covenant; but when a proviso contains the mutual words of the parties to a deed, it amounts to a covenant. 2 Co. 72; Cro. Eliz. 242; Moore, 707 Com. on Cov. 105; Lilly's Reg. h.t.; 1 Lev. 155.
     3. A proviso differs from an exception. 1 Barn. k Ald. 99. An exception exempts, absolutely, from the operation of an engagement or an enactment; a proviso defeats their operation, conditionally. An exception takes out of an engagement or enactment, something which would otherwise be part of the subject-matter of it; a proviso avoids them by way of defeasance or excuse. 8 Amer. Jurist, 242; Plowd. 361; Carter 99; 1 Saund. 234 a, note; Lilly's Reg. h.t.; and the cases there cited. Vide, generally Amer. Jurist, No. 16, art. 1; Bac. Ab. Conditions, A; Com. Dig. Condition, A 1, A 2; Darw. on Stat. 660.

bill, boundary condition, calendar, catch, clause, companion bills amendment, condition, donnee, dragnet clause, enacting clause, escalator clause, escape clause, escape hatch, exception, fine print, given, grounds, hold-up bill, joker, kicker, limiting condition, motion, obligation, omnibus bill, parameter, prerequisite, privileged question, provision, provisions, qualification, question, requisite, reservation, rider, saving clause, sine qua non, small print, specification, stipulation, string, strings, term, terms, ultimatum, whereas
Translate Proviso to Spanish, Translate Proviso to German, Translate Proviso to French
Browse
Provincialist
Provinciality
Provincialize
Provincially
Provinciate
Provine
proving ground
Provision
Provisional
Provisional IRA
Provisional Irish Republican Army
Provisional seizure
Provisionally
Provisionary
provisioner
provisions
-- Proviso --
Proviso est providere praesentia et futura
Provisor
Provisorily
Provisorship
Provisory
provitamin
provitamin A
Provo
provocateur
Provocation
Provocative
provocative maintenance
provocatively
Provocativeness
Provocatory
Provokable
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home