provisional remedy
n.
A temporary remedy given to a plaintiff to meet a present need while a lawsuit is in progress.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


provisional remedy
Any temporary order of a court to protect a party from irreparable damage while a lawsuit or petition is pending. (See also: temporary restraining order (TRO), interlocutory decree, temporary injunction)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

provisional remedy
n.
   a generic term for any temporary order of a court to protect a party from irreparable damage while a lawsuit or petition is pending.
   See also: temporary injunction

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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