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 temporary receiver is one appointed to take charge of property until a hearing is had and an adjudication made.
As to temporary disability
- temporary insanity
- temporary statute, see those titles
@ temporary administration
Fiduciary appointed by court to administer the affairs of a decedent estate for a short period of time before an administrator or executor can be appointed and qualified
@ temporary alimony
Interim order of payment to spouse pending final outcome of action for divorce.
See also alimony
@ temporary detention
Temporary exercise of custody pending final determination on merits of criminal case
@ temporary disability
Healing period during which claimant is totally or partially unable to work due to injury, and continues as long as recovery or lasting improvement of injured person's condition can reasonably be expected. Corral v. McCrory Corp., Fla., 228 So.2d 900, 903.
+ temporary disability
Temporary, as distinguished from permanent, disability is a condition that exists until the injured employee is as far restored as the permanent character of the injuries will permit.
See also disability
- temporary total disability
@ Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals
The Economic Stabilization Act Amendments of 1971 (85 Stat. 743) created a special court known as the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals of the United States. The court has exclusive jurisdiction of all appeals from the district courts of the United States in cases and controversies arising under the economic stabilization laws, and consists of eight district and circuit judges appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
- temporary injunction (See also injunction; preliminary injunction)
@ temporary restraining order
An emergency remedy of brief duration which may issue only in exceptional circumstances and only until the trial court can hear arguments or evidence, as the circumstances require, on the subject matter of the controversy and otherwise determine what relief is appropriate. Paddington Corp. v. Foremost Sales Promotions, Inc., 13 Ill.App.3d 170, 300 N.E.2d 484, 487.
Order which is issued to maintain status quo pending a hearing on an application for an injunction. Becker v. Becker, 66 Wis.2d 731, 225 N.W.2d 884, 886. A temporary restraining order may be granted without written or oral notice to the adverse party or his attorney only if
(1) it clearly appears from specific facts shown by affidavit or by the verified complaint that immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage will result to the applicant before the adverse party or his attorney can be heard in opposition, and
(2) the applicant's attorney certifies to the court in writing the efforts, if any, which have been made to give the notice and the reasons supporting his claim that notice should not be required. Fed.R.Civil P. 65(b).
See also injunction
- injury (irreparable injury}; preliminary injunction
@ temporary total disability
As used in workers' compensation law, means inability to return to substantial gainful employment requiring skills or activities comparable to those of one's previous gainful employment during healing or recovery period after injury. Total disability which is not permanent. Allen v. Workers' Compensation Com'r and Consolidation Coal Co., W.Va., 314 S.E.2d 401, 405.
See also disability
- total disability

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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