pro·​vi·​sion·​ary | \prə-ˈvi-zhə-ˌner-ē \

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provisionary decrees that were issued by the junta following the coup the provisionary ambassador to the United Nations

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Under the provisionary settlement, Toyota agreed to pay $278.5 million, BMW $131 million, Mazda $75.8 million and Subaru $68.3 million. Neal E. Boudette, New York Times, "$553 Million Accord for U.S. Drivers Over Takata Airbags," 18 May 2017

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1617, in the meaning defined above

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