Proviso vs Sanction - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between proviso and sanction
is that proviso
is a conditional provision to an agreement while sanction
is an approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.
As a verb sanction is
to ratify; to make valid.
A conditional provision to an agreement
An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.
A penalty, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body.
A law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying the above.
To ratify; to make valid.
To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
* 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.21:
To penalize (a State etc.) with sanctions.
- Many of the most earnest Protestants were business men, to whom lending money at interest was essential. Consequently first Calvin, and then other Protestant divines, sanctioned interest.