On the condition; if: will pay the bonus provided the job is completed on time. (conjunction)
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Use "provided" in a sentence
"Another clause provided that all persons then in the army, under eighteen and over thirty-five, might return home discharged from the service within ninety days after the act took effect, _provided_, their regiments were filled up with conscripts."
"If I am right in the foregoing propositions, the result will be that the proposed law will leave in the Secretary of the Treasury power to _prohibit_ the receipt of particular _notes provided his prohibition apply to both lands and duties, _and power to _direct_ what particular notes allowed by the law shall be received _provided he can find a deposit bank which will agree to receive and [credit] them as cash_."
"The authors have also included names of companies and products upon occasion, if they thought that mentioning the name provided relevant information for you."