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Provisional

Temporary; not permanent. Tentative, contingent, preliminary.

A provisional civil service appointment is a temporary position that fills a vacancy until a test can be properly administered and statutory requirements can be fulfilled to make a permanent appointment.

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For the same reason, we include bills and provisionary measures that are still being debated in Congress.
In this sense, these sentences are provisionary. Such provisionary sentences typically contain two necessary elements, namely the legal subject and the legal action.
In Portugal after the revolution, a Provisionary Junta wrote a series of proclamations directed to the people, particularly to the inhabitants of Lisbon.
The game with Warriors, who earned a berth in last season's Sugar Bowl, wilt be UCA's "bowl game" in the Bears' final year of their provisionary period due to the transition.
He said it was a provisionary measure in case plans for Ecodock fell through.
Any apparent stopping point is inevitably provisionary and revisionary, and the greatest error is the rationalist delusion that we can ever step outside of the flux and rest in what he refers to as "an inert static relation," in secure "possession" of the truth (Pragmatism 96).
Yang Dao visited China as a member of a delegation of the Provisionary Coalition Government of Laos.
The two leader also underscored the need for a prompt handover of sovereignty by the U.S.-led Coalition Provisionary Authority to the Iraqi people, the officials said, adding the pair also shared the importance of multilateralism and the United Nations in international diplomacy.
''Secretary General Kofi Annan has sent to the recommendations of the Iraq electoral fact-finding team to the Iraqi Governing Council, to the Coalition Provisionary Authority and to the members of the Security Council,'' U.N.
The federal minister of education at the time, Heinrich Drimmel, summed up the developments in the following way: "with this law, we will end the provisionary and transitionary Austria of states, which is a notion that has for long deteriorated and even disappeared due to the weakness of belief in distinct provincial identities and existence.
The provisionary council that was formed in November 2001 and from which the Aboriginal People's Council grew, had already made representations to the Toronto District School Board and others, said Obonsawin, about the need for a Native curriculum and programs.