ad interim

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ad in·​ter·​im ˈad-ˈin-tə-rəm How to pronounce ad interim (audio)
 also  ˈäd-
: for the intervening time : temporarily

ad interim

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: made or serving ad interim

Examples of ad interim in a Sentence

Adjective will serve as the ad interim CEO until the merger of the two corporations is complete an ad interim government until the new constitution goes into effect
Recent Examples on the Web
The restraint order passed by the respondent pursuant to the ad interim order and the confirmatory order restraining the appellant from functioning as a managing director is set aside. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 30 Oct. 2023
Lorenzo de Zavala helped draft the constitution of the Republic of Texas, and his fellow delegates elected him ad interim vice president of the new country. USA Today, 28 Sep. 2021 Other members of the U.S. delegation, according to the White House, include Raymond Greene, the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and Marcia Bernicat, senior official for economic growth, energy as well as the environment. Melissa Locker, Time, 4 Aug. 2021 The US Embassy in Seoul also lowered flags to honor the shooting victims, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Rob Rapson said on Twitter. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 19 Mar. 2021 This led the opposition to rally around the president of Venezuela's Parliament, a young lawmaker named Juan Guaidó, who -- according the constitution -- must rule ad interim should the presidency be vacant. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 7 Dec. 2020 Shawn Morgan will replace him on an ad interim basis for North America. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 11 June 2020 Moves from chief operating officer FCA Canada Mike Koval, ad interim head of Ram in North America. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History



borrowed from New Latin


derivative of ad interim entry 1

First Known Use


1701, in the meaning defined above


1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad interim was in 1701

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Cite this Entry

“Ad interim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition

ad interim

ˈad-ˈin-tə-rəm, ˈäd-, -ˌrim
: made or serving temporarily or for the time being
an ad interim committee


Latin, for the intervening time

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