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provisional US English

Arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later

Provisional in provisional US English

Of or relating to the unofficial wings of the Irish Republican Army and Sinn Fein established in 1969 and advocating terrorism

provisional US Thesaurus

a provisional government

provisional callus US English

The ring of callus originally formed at the site of a bone fracture.

Provisional I.R.A US English

An Irish Republican paramilitary organization, formed in December 1969 and historically advocating the use of violence to pursue its political aims.

provisional order US English

(In Britain) an order made by a Minister of the Crown under the authority of a statute, but requiring confirmation in an Act of Parliament before it takes legal effect.

provisional government US English

(Also with capital initials) an interim or temporary government, especially one set up to govern until constitutional self-government or democracy can be established or restored.

provisional licence US English

A temporary licence issued for a limited period.

provisional driving licence US English

A probationary licence issued to a learner driver and superseded by a full licence on passing a driving test.

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