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Depending on a proviso; conditional.

[French provisoire, from Old French, from Medieval Latin prōvīsōrius, from Latin prōvīsus, past participle of prōvidēre, to provide for; see provide.]

pro·vi′so·ri·ly adv.
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1. containing a proviso; conditional
2. another word for provisional
3. making provision
proˈvisorily adv
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(prəˈvaɪ zə ri)

1. containing a proviso or condition; conditional.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin prōvīsōrius= Latin prōvīd-, variant s. of prōvidēre to provide + -tōrius -tory1]
pro•vi′so•ri•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.provisory - subject to a proviso; "a provisory clause"
conditional - imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"
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Depending on or containing a condition or conditions:
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(= with a proviso)vorbehaltlich; a provisory clauseeine Vorbehaltsklausel
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[prəˈvaɪzərɪ] adj (provisional) → provvisorio/a (Law) → condizionale
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References in classic literature ?
And finally, as it is not enough, before commencing to rebuild the house in which we live, that it be pulled down, and materials and builders provided, or that we engage in the work ourselves, according to a plan which we have beforehand carefully drawn out, but as it is likewise necessary that we be furnished with some other house in which we may live commodiously during the operations, so that I might not remain irresolute in my actions, while my reason compelled me to suspend my judgement, and that I might not be prevented from living thenceforward in the greatest possible felicity, I formed a provisory code of morals, composed of three or four maxims, with which I am desirous to make you acquainted.
Earlier, the cash-strapped government told exporters that it would issue them provisory bonds against their sales tax refund claims as it remained short of cash.
While these studies are imperative in understanding the history of communication research in Chile, I map a provisory, updated cartography of the field, understanding mapping as an intuitive experience rather than an objective practice (Martin-Barbero, 2002) and recognizing a field as a theoretical construct in attempting to understand cultural production as a relational mode of thought (Bourdieu, 1993, 2005).
In order to evaluate the human exposure to contaminants through catfish consumption, EDI values were compared to the ADI for each contaminant group, regarding the provisory values given by the WHO [25].
(Philosophy 144) In Lowell's poem the geographical divisions now seem as provisory as in Bishop's "The Map"; the concentric territories of Bucksport and Maine, like those of Bishop's "Worcester" and "Massachusetts" in "In the Waiting Room," implode and reveal the dizzying abyss of Paul de Man's rhetoric (149).
The interdictum is a provisory remedy with the purpose of protecting existing situations by a quick decision of the official.
(11.) These measurements reinforced traditional civil protection infrastructure, which continued to rely on: (a) public shelters; and (b) provisory protection hardware the IDF deployed sporadically, mainly concrete slabs called miguniyot and concrete tubes called gliloniyot.
enacted during the Provisory Government of Getulio Vargas, at the time
To overcome this provisory status of the scoring system, a 3-phased plan for establishing its definitive version has been drawn: 1) This recent pilot study is the first step to prove the feasibility of pUSIS in a limited number of routine elective surgical cases.