Transitory vs Provisory - What's the difference?
Transitory is a synonym of provisory.
As adjectives the difference between transitory and provisory
is that transitory
is lasting only a short time; temporary while provisory
is containing (a) proviso(es).
Lasting only a short time; temporary.
* 1704 , , Section I - The Introduction,
* 1839 , , Chapter 38,
- Secondly, that the materials being very transitory , have suffered much from inclemencies of air, especially in these north-west regions.
* 1922 , , Book Three, Chapter II: A Matter of Aesthetics,
- Quite unconscious of the demonstrations of their amorous neighbour, or their effects upon the susceptible bosom of her mama, Kate Nickleby had, by this time, begun to enjoy a settled feeling of tranquillity and happiness, to which, even in occasional and transitory glimpses, she had long been a stranger.
(legal, of an action) That may be brought in any county; opposed to local .
- For a moment she paused by the taxi-stand and watched them--wondering that but a few years before she had been of their number, ever setting out for a radiant Somewhere, always just about to have that ultimate passionate adventure for which the girls' cloaks were delicate and beautifully furred, for which their cheeks were painted and their hearts higher than the transitory dome of pleasure that would engulf them, coiffure, cloak, and all.
* See also
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