- The definition of transitory is something temporary or not permanent.
Lodging that you stay in for only a day or two at a time is an example of lodging that would be described as transitory.
Origin: Middle English transitorie from Middle French transitoire from Ecclesiastical Late Latin transitorius from L, adapted for passing through from transitus: see transit
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Origin: Middle English transitorie, from Old French transitoire, from Late Latin trānsitōrius, from Latin, having a passageway, from trānsitus, passage; see transit.
- tranˌsi·toˈri·ly adverb
- tranˈsi·toˌri·ness noun