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View synonyms for provisory

provisory

[ pruh-vahy-zuh-ree ]

adjective

  1. containing a proviso or condition; conditional.


provisory

/ prəˈvaɪzərɪ /

adjective

  1. containing a proviso; conditional
  2. another word for provisional
  3. making provision


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Derived Forms

  • proˈvisorily, adverb

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Other Words From

  • pro·viso·ri·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of provisory1

1605–15; < Medieval Latin prōvīsōrius, equivalent to Latin prōvid-, stem of prōvidēre to provide + -tōrius -tory 1, with dt > s

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Example Sentences

A provisory government was established, entitled the Government of the National Defence.

Still there remains an expression in the Arrt, that it is provisory only.

If yet in time—ay, such provisory parenthesis was in my mind at the moment.

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