That which is to last for a limited time only, as distinguished from that which is perpetual, or indefinite, in its duration. Thus, temporary alimony is granted for the support of the wife pending the action for divorce. Dayton v. Drake, 64 Iowa, 714, 21 N. W. 158. A temporary injunction restrains action or any change in the situation of affairs until a hearing on the merits can he had. A temporary receiver is one appointed to take charge of property until a hearing is had and an adjudication made. A temporary statute is one limited in respect to its duration. People v. Wright 70 111. 399. As to temporary Insanity, see INSANITY.