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  • n. Plural form of proviso.


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  • This law extends to retired law enforcement officers provided certain provisos are met (i.e. regular qualification).

    Boing Boing

  • This happiness will be adjudged to obedient believers, not upon a quantum meruit -- an estimate of merit, which supposes a proportion between the work and the reward, but upon the promise of God purchased by Jesus Christ, and the benefit of it secured under certain provisos and limitations; and it is the purchase and promise that give the title, the obedience is only the qualification of the person designed.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Saving benefits are not, like common privileges, conveyed by entail to us and our issue, nor can a title to heaven be made by descent, nor may we claim as heirs at law, by making out our pedigree; our title is purely by purchase, not our own but our Redeemer's for us, under certain provisos and limitations, which if we do not observe it will not avail us to be Abraham's seed.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Among the provisos is the requirement that such trading “shall be supplemental to domestic actions.”

    Kyoto Protocol and the United States

  • But at the same time it occurred to me that you might be giving it up, and that anyhow you could not safely allude to it without various "provisos" too long to give in a lecture.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1

  • I've noticed that some of these little blog award things come with provisos requiring other tidbits of information, but I think simply expressing a small testimonial about each blog they choose is more than sufficient.

    These Blogs Have Heart: A Little Love for 5 Book Blogs I Like

  • Research may be one of the biggest provisos of the bunch.

    Research, Schmesearch

  • Update: I would have thought it unnecessary to add these provisos, but apparently per the comments it is necessary for some.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Capitalism and Developing Countries

  • Ok, GIA has announced its policy on the use of the Grail Psalter, and, in general, with provisos, it appears that free digital distribution is possible.

    Grail Psalter Policy Announced

  • Younger may be better, even given all the provisos that have been raised here re length of exposure, cognitive immaturity compared to older students etc., when …

    A is for Age (of onset) « An A-Z of ELT


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