[ proh tem-puh-ree; Latin proh tem-paw-re ]
/ ˈproʊ ˈtɛm pəˌri; Latin ˈproʊ ˈtɛm pɔˌrɛ /
temporarily; for the time being.
temporary (often used postpositively): She is serving as a judge pro tempore.
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Also pro tem [proh tem] /ˈproʊ ˈtɛm/.
Origin of pro tempore
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British Dictionary definitions for pro tem
/ Latin (ˈprəʊ ˈtɛmpərɪ) /
for the time beingOften shortened to: pro tem (ˈprəʊ ˈtɛm)
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Culture definitions for pro tem
[ (proh tem-puh-ree) ]
Temporarily: “While the president of the company is ill, the vice president will act as the leader pro tem.” From Latin, meaning “for the time being.”
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