Definition of locum tenens
locum tenentesplay \ˈlō-kəm-ti-ˈnen-ˌtēz\
: one filling an office for a time or temporarily taking the place of another —used especially of a doctor or clergyman
Examples of locum tenens in a sentence
I'm just a locum tenens, so any major decisions should be deferred until your regular doctor returns from vacation.
Origin and Etymology of locum tenens
Medieval Latin, literally, (one) holding a place
First Known Use: 1640
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