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adjective pro·vi·so·ry \-ˈvī-zə-rē, -ˈvīz-rē\

Definition of provisory

  1. 1 :  containing or subject to a proviso :  conditional

  2. 2 :  provisional



Examples of provisory

  1. <a provisory permit to block off the street while movie scenes were being shot>

  2. <a provisory legal adviser who will be replaced by a court-appointed public defender>



Circa 1611

First Known Use of provisory

circa 1611

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