Its findings are never true in an absolute now-and-forever sense; they are always provisional and can always be improved.
Much of the uncertainty surrounds the dizzying number of ways of qualifying for a provisional ballot, a sort of emergency ballot that allows voters to cast a vote at the polls, then have their eligibility checked after the election.
A provisional date of has been pencilled in for the York and District Cup final between Selby Warriors and York Groves.
A spokesman for Bradford Council said a provisional arrangement had been made but it was never confirmed, so no-one attended.
Some of the most coveted United States postage stamps are the crude provisional stamps used by early postmasters from 1845 to 1846 before the Stamp Act was legislated.
The New Orleans 5c Provisionals are the most common of the CSA provisional stamps and the ones most likely to be acquired by the average collector.
Where uncertainty or dispute exists and it is necessary for a some factual determination to be made in order to comply with the brief, only tentative or provisional views will be expressed.
It was a kind of empire built on very provisional and tentative things that might happen.
We have now made provisional bookings so we need names and deposits immediately to secure accommodation.
Blackwell ruled that persons who had requested, but not received their absentee ballots, would not be permitted to cast a provisional ballot.