Provisional vs Provisory - What's the difference?

provisional | provisory |


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.

provisional

English

Adjective

(head)
  • temporary
  • Noun

  • (philately) a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
  • provisory

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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
  • Synonyms

    * (relating to a proviso) conditional * (pending something) provisional, temporary, transitory

    Derived terms

    * provisorily