locum tenens

[ loh-kuhm tee-nenz, ten-inz ]
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noun,plural lo·cum te·nen·tes [loh-kuhm tuh-nen-teez]. /ˈloʊ kəm təˈnɛn tiz/. Chiefly British.
  1. a temporary substitute, especially for a doctor or member of the clergy.

Origin of locum tenens

First recorded in 1635–45; from Medieval Latin locum tenēns “holding the place”
  • Also called, British, lo·cum [loh-kuhm] /ˈloʊ kəm/ .

Other words from locum tenens

  • lo·cum-te·nen·cy [loh-kuhm-tee-nuhn-see, -ten-uhn-], /ˌloʊ kəmˈti nən si, -ˈtɛn ən-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for locum tenens

locum tenens

/ (ˈləʊkəm ˈtiːnɛnz) /

nounplural locum tenentes (təˈnɛntiːz)
  1. mainly British a person who stands in temporarily for another member of the same profession, esp for a physician, chemist, or clergyman: Often shortened to: locum

Origin of locum tenens

C17: Medieval Latin: (someone) holding the place (of another)

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