Definitions for "Transitory"
Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent.
short-lived; temporary
enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
Actions are "transitory" when they might have taken place anywhere, and are "local" when they could occur only in some particular place.