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non-provisional


adjective Also pro·vi·sion·ar·y [pruhvizhuh-ner-ee] /prəˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr i/ (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

  1. Philately. a stamp that serves temporarily, pending the appearance of the regular issue, or during a temporary shortage of the regular stamps.
  2. a provisional member of a group.
  3. (usually initial capital letter) a member of the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army.

adjective

  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

noun

  1. Also called: Provo a member of the Provisional IRA or Sinn Féin

adjective

  1. subject to later alteration; temporary or conditionala provisional decision

noun

  1. a postage stamp surcharged during an emergency to alter the stamp’s denomination or significance until a new or regular issue is printed

adj.“as a temporary arrangement for the present,” c.1600, from provision (n.) + -al (1), or else from Middle French provisionnal (15c.), from Old French provision. The notion is of something that will “provide for present needs.” Related: Provisionally.

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