noun, plural tem·po·rar·ies.
Origin of temporary
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Historical Examples of temporariness
The only effect it had on the position was that Uncle Mo's temporariness got a little boastful, and slighted his permanency.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
noun plural -raries
Word Origin for temporary
1540s, from Latin temporarius "of seasonal character, lasting a short time," from tempus (genitive temporis) "time, season" (see temporal). The noun meaning "person employed only for a time" is recorded from 1848.