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proviso

noun [C] uk   /prəˈvaɪ.zəʊ/ us    /-zoʊ/ (plural provisos)
a statement in an agreement, saying that a particular thing must happen before another can: [+ that] He was released from prison with/on the proviso that he doesn't leave the country.Range and limits
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