Proviso vs Sanction - What's the difference?

proviso | sanction |


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.

proviso

English

Noun

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

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ratify; to make valid.
  • To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
  • * 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.21:
  • 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.
  • To penalize (a State etc.) with sanctions.