pro·​vi·​sion·​ary prə-ˈvi-zhə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce provisionary (audio)

Examples of provisionary in a Sentence

provisionary decrees that were issued by the junta following the coup the provisionary ambassador to the United Nations
Recent Examples on the Web 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, 18 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of provisionary was in 1617

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“Provisionary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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