/preuh vuy"did/, conj.
on the condition or understanding (that); providing: I'll go provided that the others go, too.
[1375-1425; late ME. See PROVIDE, -ED2]
Syn. in case, granted. See if.
Ant. lest.
Usage. The conjunctions PROVIDED and PROVIDING are interchangeable. Both mean "on the condition or understanding that," with that sometimes expressed: Provided (or Providing) no further objections are raised, we will consider the matter settled.

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