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Proviso
(n) a condition, like in a contract; a stipulation. Origin: 'provided that' After Rai Bahadur died, his will was read. As expected, he had bequeathed his entire wealth to his sole descendant, his granddaughter. What was unexpected was the proviso he had made. She would get the bequest only if she married within an year of his death. Otherwise, the whole estate would pass on to a charity. The RaiBahadur bequeathed his entire wealth to his granddaughter with the proviso that she married within an year of his death. If she failed to do so, the bequest would pass on to a charity. The Rai Bahadur bequeathed his entire wealth to his granddaughter with the stipulation that she married within an year of his death. If she failed to do so, the bequest would pass on to a charity. The Rai Bahadur stipulated that his wealth should be bequeathed to his granddaughter only if she married within an year of his death;otherwise, his wealth should be bequeathed to a charity.