Temporary; preliminary; tentative; taken or done by way of precaution or ad interim. A term of the check collection process describing payment, credit or other settlement for a check or other item when the person giving the settlement reserves a right, by law or agreement, to recover the payment or credit if the item is not finally paid
@ provisional committee
A committee appointed for a temporary occasion
@ provisional court
A federal court with jurisdiction and powers governed by the order from which it derives its authority. A provisional court established in conquered or occupied territory by military authorities, or the provisional government, is a federal court deriving its existence and all its powers from the federal government
@ provisional government
One temporarily established in anticipation of and to exist and continue until another (more regular or more permanent) shall be organized and instituted in its stead
@ provisional injunction
Term sometimes used for interlocutory or temporary injunction
@ provisional remedy
A remedy provided for present need or for the immediate occasion; one adapted to meet a particular exigency. Particularly, a temporary process available to a plaintiff in a civil action, which secures him against loss, irreparable injury, dissipation of the property, etc., while the action is pending. Such include the remedies of injunction, appointment of a receiver, attachment, or arrest
@ provisional seizure
A remedy known under the law Louisiana, and substantially the same in general nature as attachment of property in other states

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.


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  • provisional — pro·vi·sion·al /prə vi zhə nəl/ adj 1: provided for a temporary need: suitable or acceptable in the existing situation but subject to change or nullification a provisional government provisional custody of a minor 2: of, relating to, or being… …   Law dictionary

  • provisional — 1 Provisional, tentative are comparable when they mean not final or definitive. Something provisional is adopted only for the time being and will be discarded when the final or definitive form is established or when the need which called it into… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • provisional — adjetivo 1. Que no es definitivo, sino que sólo dura un tiempo: Esto es un arreglo provisional, sólo te va a durar unos meses, luego tendrás que volverlo a arreglar. Te ofrezco un trabajo provisional, tienes que sustituir a una persona que está… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • provisional — (De provisión). adj. Que se hace, se halla o se tiene temporalmente. ☛ V. alférez provisional, conclusión provisional, libertad provisional, sobreseimiento provisional …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • provisional — ► ADJECTIVE 1) arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later. 2) (Provisional) relating to the unofficial wings of the IRA and Sinn Fein. ► NOUN (Provisional) ▪ a member of the Provisional wing of the IRA or Sinn Fein.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Provisional — Pro*vi sion*al, a. [Cf. F. provisionnel.] Of the nature of a provision; serving as a provision for the time being; used of partial or temporary arrangements; as, a provisional government; a provisional treaty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • provisional — Que no es final o definitivo, como un hallazgo experimental que todavía no ha sido validado. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • provisional — (adj.) of temporary arrangements, c.1600, from Fr. provisionnal (late 15c.), from O.Fr. provision (see PROVISION (Cf. provision)). The notion is of something that will provide for present needs. Related: Provisionally …   Etymology dictionary

  • provisional — adj. 2 g. 1. Feito por provisão. 2. Provisório, interino …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • provisional — [adj] contingent, tentative conditional, dependent, ephemeral, experimental, interim, limited, makeshift, passing, pro tem, provisionary, provisory, qualified, rough andready*, stopgap*, temporary, test, transient, transitional; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • provisional — ☆ provisional [prō vizh′ə ner΄ē, prə vizh′əner΄ēprə vizh′ə nəl, prōvizh′ə nəl] adj. having the nature of a temporary provision; arranged or established for the time being, pending permanent arrangement or establishment: also provisionary [prō… …   English World dictionary

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