- temporarily; for the time being.
- temporary (often used postpositively): She is serving as a judge pro tempore.
Origin of pro tempore
Related Words for pro temacting, alternate, brief, changeable, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, interim, limited, makeshift, momentary, mortal, passing, perishable, provisional, provisory, short
- for the time beingOften shortened to: pro tem (ˈprəʊ ˈtɛm)
Word Origin and History for pro tem
1828, short for pro tempore.
Latin, literally "for the time (being)." Abbreviated form pro tem is attested by 1828.
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.”