acting, ad tempus, brief, changeable, deciduous, elusive, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, interim, limited, makeshift, momentary, monohemerous, nondurable, passing, perishable, provisional, shifting, short-lived, stopgap, temporal, transient, transitional, transitive, transitory, unenduring, unstable, volatile
associated concepts: temporary restraining order
acting, brief, ephemeral, interim, interlocutory, provisional, tentative, transient, transitory, vicarious (substitutional)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Not permanent; provisional; lasting for a limited time.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
adj. Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
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temporary — tem‧po‧ra‧ry [ˈtemprəri, pri ǁ pəreri] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES 1. temporary contract/job/employment a contract, job etc that is only intended to continue for a short time, for example until a particular piece of work is finished 2.… … Financial and business terms
Temporary — is a term that denotes a finite period of time, with a defined beginning and an end. It is derived from the Latin temporarius of seasonal character, lasting a short time, from tempus (gen. temporis ) time, season. It is the opposite of permanent … Wikipedia
temporary — temporary, provisional, ad interim, acting, supply can all be applied to a person holding a post for a limited time, to the post held by that person, or to his appointment. Temporary merely implies that the post is not held on tenure but may be… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
Temporary — Tem po*ra*ry, a. [L. temporarius, fr. tempus, temporis, time: cf. F. temporaire.] Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief. [1913 Webster] Temporary… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
temporary — [tem′pə rer΄ē] adj. [L temporarius < tempus, time: see TEMPER] lasting, enjoyed, used, etc. for a time only; not permanent n. an employee hired for temporary service, esp. one hired as an office worker temporarily adv. temporariness n. SYN.… … English World dictionary
temporary — temporary, temporarily Temporary is pronounced tem pǝ rǝ ri, as four syllables, with an additional stress on the ar in AmE. Temporarily has five syllables and until recently was pronounced in BrE with the stress on the first syllable, but the AmE … Modern English usage
temporary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting for only a limited period. ► NOUN (pl. temporaries) ▪ a person employed on a temporary basis. DERIVATIVES temporarily adverb temporariness noun. ORIGIN Latin temporarius, from tempus time … English terms dictionary
temporary — (adj.) 1540s, from L. temporarius of seasonal character, lasting a short time, from tempus (gen. temporis) time, season. The noun meaning person employed only for a time is recorded from 1848 … Etymology dictionary
temporary — [adj] lasting only a short while acting, ad hoc, ad interim, alternate, BandAid*, brief, changeable, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, for the time being*, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, interim, limited, make do*, makeshift*, momentary, mortal … New thesaurus
temporary — That which is to last for a limited time only, as distinguished from that which is perpetual, or indefinite, in its duration. Opposite of permanent. Thus, temporary alimony is granted for the support of the wife pending the action for divorce; a… … Black's law dictionary