ad interim

ad in·​ter·​im | \ ˈad-ˈin-tə-rəm How to pronounce ad interim (audio) , -ˌrim also ˈäd- \

Definition of ad interim

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: for the intervening time : temporarily

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Definition of ad interim (Entry 2 of 2)

: made or serving ad interim

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Synonyms & Antonyms for ad interim

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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

First Known Use of ad interim


1701, in the meaning defined above


1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad interim


borrowed from New Latin


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The first known use of ad interim was in 1701

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Cite this Entry

“Ad interim.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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ad interim

\ ˈad-ˈin-tə-rəm, ˈäd-, -ˌrim \

Legal Definition of ad interim

: made or serving temporarily or for the time being an ad interim committee

History and Etymology for ad interim

Latin, for the intervening time

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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