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provisional

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adjective pro·vi·sion·al \prə-ˈvizh-nəl, -ˈvi-zhə-nəl\

Definition of provisional

  1. :  serving for the time being :  temporary a provisional government

provisionally

adverb

Examples of provisional in a Sentence

  1. The government has given provisional approval for the use of the new drug.

  2. will form a provisional government until a new leader can be elected

1601

First Known Use of provisional

1601


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provisional

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Definition of provisional

  1. :  a postage stamp for use until a regular issue appears — compare definitive

1886

First Known Use of provisional

1886


PROVISIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

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provisional

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adjective pro·vi·sion·al \prə-ˈvizh-nəl, -ˈvi-zhə-nəl\

Definition of provisional for English Language Learners

  • : existing or accepted for the present time but likely to be changed


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provisional

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adjective pro·vi·sion·al \prə-ˈvi-zhə-nəl\

Legal Definition of provisional

  1. 1 :  provided for a temporary need :  suitable or acceptable in the existing situation but subject to change or nullification a provisional government provisional custody of a minor

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being temporary judicial acts or proceedings (as of attachment, injunction, or sequestration) allowed before final judgment to protect the interests of one or more parties to an action a provisional remedy

provisionally

adverb




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