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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective 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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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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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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