Provisory Pro*vi"so*ry, a. [Cf. F. provisoire.] 1. Of the nature of a proviso; containing a proviso or condition; conditional; as, a provisory clause. [1913 Webster]

2. Making temporary provision; provisional. [1913 Webster]

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