provisory[prə vī′zə rē, prō-]
- containing a proviso; conditional
Origin: ML provisorius from Classical Latin provisus: see proviso
- provisorily adverb
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Origin: French provisoire, from Old French, from Medieval Latin prōvīsōrius, from Latin prōvīsus, past participle of prōvidēre, to provide for; see provide.
- pro·viˈso·ri·ly adverb