Proviso vs Provisory - What's the difference?

proviso | provisory |


As a noun proviso

is a conditional provision to an agreement.

As an adjective provisory is

containing (a) proviso(es).

proviso

English

Noun

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

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • containing (a) proviso(es)
  • :''The provisory clause effectively excluded his otherwise logical heirs from his main inheritance
  • dependent on a condition (proviso)
  • :''A provisory guarantee is rather like blackmail
  • pending something more permanent
  • Synonyms

    * (relating to a proviso) conditional * (pending something) provisional, temporary, transitory

    Derived terms

    * provisorily