Provision vs Proviso - What's the difference?

provision | proviso |


As nouns the difference between provision and proviso

is that provision is an item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use while proviso is a conditional provision to an agreement.

As a verb provision

is to supply with provisions.

provision

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • making provision for the relief of strangers
  • * Milton
  • And of provisions laid in large, / For man and beast.
  • The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • Money set aside for a future event.
  • (accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
  • We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession.
  • (legal) A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
  • An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
  • (Roman Catholic) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
  • (UK, historical) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
  • (Blackstone)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To supply with provisions.
  • Synonyms

    * supply * victual

    proviso

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A conditional provision to an agreement