A person hired temporarily for a job, typically before having taken an examination qualifying the person for permanent employment.
Fire department provisionals.
A postage stamp issued, as by a postmaster, for temporary use pending an official issue.
Webster's New World
A member of a Provisional faction of the Irish Republican Army.
Other Word Forms of Provisional
Provisional Sentence Examples
A provisional convention was granted to a German company by the Porte, and an irade was obtained in 1902.
Sulla's dictatorship was the form taken by a provisional government.
An agricultural reform initiated by the provisional Government aims at the distribution of the fallow lands of the large estates and the better exploitation of the land.
Provisional accounts of the excavations have appeared during the excavations in the Bulletin de correspondence hellenique.
True, the impression conveyed by the attitude of the Catholic party at the second Diet of Spires had served to awaken the feeling for solidarity among the Evangelicals there assembled; and on the 22nd of April they had even secured the basis for a provisional alliance in the shape of a formula drawn up by Bucer and dealing with the Lord's Supper.