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provisory

[ pruh-vahy-zuh-ree ]
/ prəˈvaɪ zə ri /
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adjective
containing a proviso or condition; conditional.
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Origin of provisory

1605–15; <Medieval Latin prōvīsōrius, equivalent to Latin prōvid-, stem of prōvidēre to provide + -tōrius-tory1, with dt>s

OTHER WORDS FROM provisory

pro·vi·so·ri·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for provisory

provisory
/ (prəˈvaɪzərɪ) /

adjective
containing a proviso; conditional
another word for provisional
making provision

Derived forms of provisory

provisorily, adverb
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