president pro tempore

or president pro tem


noun U.S. Government.

a senator, usually a senior member of the majority party, who is chosen to preside over the Senate in the absence of the vice president.

Nearby words

  1. preside,
  2. presidence,
  3. presidencia roque sáenz peña,
  4. presidency,
  5. president,
  6. president-elect,
  7. presidente prudente,
  8. presidential,
  9. presidential government,
  10. presidential medal of freedom

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