As adjectives the difference between provisional and provisory
is that provisional
is temporary while provisory
is containing (a) proviso(es).
As a noun provisional
is (philately) a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
(philately) a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
containing (a) proviso(es)
:''The provisory clause effectively excluded his otherwise logical heirs from his main inheritance
dependent on a condition (proviso)
:''A provisory guarantee is rather like blackmail
pending something more permanent
* (relating to a proviso) conditional
* (pending something) provisional, temporary, transitory