provisionary

provisional

[pruh-vizh-uh-nl]
adjective Also, provisionary [pruh-vizh-uh-ner-ee] , (for defs 1, 2).
1.
providing or serving for the time being only; existing only until permanently or properly replaced; temporary: a provisional government.
2.
accepted or adopted tentatively; conditional; probationary.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) of or being the wing of the Irish Republican Army that follows a policy of violence.
noun
4.
Philately. a stamp that serves temporarily, pending the appearance of the regular issue, or during a temporary shortage of the regular stamps.
5.
a provisional member of a group.
6.
(usually initial capital letter) a member of the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army.

Origin:
1595–1605; provision + -al1

provisionality, provisionalness, noun
provisionally, adverb
nonprovisional, adjective
nonprovisionally, adverb
nonprovisionary, adjective
unprovisional, adjective
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provisional or provisionary (prəˈvɪʒənəl, prəˈvɪʒənərɪ)
 
adj
1.  subject to later alteration; temporary or conditional: a provisional decision
 
n
2.  a postage stamp surcharged during an emergency to alter the stamp's denomination or significance until a new or regular issue is printed
 
provisionary or provisionary
 
adj
 
n
 
pro'visionally or provisionary
 
adv

Provisional (prəˈvɪʒənəl)
 
adj
1.  of, designating, or relating to the unofficial factions of the IRA and Sinn Féin that became increasingly dominant following a split in 1969. The Provisional movement remained committed to a policy of terrorism until its ceasefires of the mid-1990s
 
n
2.  Also called: Provo a member of the Provisional IRA or Sinn Féin

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provisional
of temporary arrangements, c.1600, from Fr. provisionnal (late 15c.), from O.Fr. provision (see provision). The notion is of something that will "provide for present needs."
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