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[loh-kuh m] /ˈloʊ kəm/
noun, British. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • On one occasion a locum tenens, who officiated for a few weeks, was stone deaf.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • He obtained a locum tenens, and gave up the time to pilot me round.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • A locum tenens had previously received two guineas a week, now he received eight, nine, or even twelve.

  • But his locum tenens did not possess a copy and had no right to demand one.

  • Ingrediar in locum tabernaculi admirabilis: usque ad domum Dei.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • Also, the locum tenens at Fulcombe no doubt runs the parish as well as I could.

    When the World Shook H. Rider Haggard
  • Si spiritus potestatem habentis ascenderit super te, locum tuum ne demiseris; quia curatio faciet cessare peccata maxima.

  • Deus posuit eam in locum quendam communem, quem in tua rhetorica non habes nec in philosophia tua; is vocatur fides.

  • Oh no; I could arrange that by having a locum tenens—‘local demon’ as the servant-girl in Punch called him.

    Jack at Sea George Manville Fenn
  • I could not spare more than a fortnight from work, leaving Lennard as my locum tenens.

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