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Provided


PROVI'DED, participle passive Procured beforehand; made ready for future use; supplied; furnished; stipulated.

1. Stipulated as a condition, which condition is expressed in the following sentence or words; as, 'provided that nothing in this act shall prejudice the rights of any person whatever.' This sentence is in the nature of the case absolute, the clause or sentence independent; 'this or that being provided which follows; ' 'this condition being provided ' The word being is understood, and the participle provided agrees with the whole sentence absolute. 'This condition being previously stipulated or established.' This and that here refer to the whole member of the sentence.