provisory

[pruh-vahy-zuh-ree]

adjective

containing a proviso or condition; conditional.

Origin of provisory

1605–15; < Medieval Latin prōvīsōrius, equivalent to Latin prōvid-, stem of prōvidēre to provide + -tōrius -tory1, with dt > s
Related formspro·vi·so·ri·ly, adverb
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provisory

adjective

containing a proviso; conditional
another word for provisional
making provision
Derived Formsprovisorily, adverb
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