pro tem

adverb
\ (ˌ)prō-ˈtem How to pronounce pro tem (audio) \

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Examples of pro tem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The position of president pro tem has been the top post in the Senate since the Senate approved rules changes that diminished the power of the lieutenant governor in 1999. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "Del Marsh stepping down as leader of Alabama Senate," 24 Nov. 2020 Ultimately, Bynum said, Kotek told her the plan depended upon Rep. Paul Holvey of Eugene, the current speaker pro tem. oregonlive, "Oregon House Democrats divided on whether to keep Tina Kotek as House speaker, as Black lawmaker vies for role," 17 Nov. 2020 The mayor pro tem would assume leadership if the mayor was out of commission for any reason. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Local mayors seek to set example during pandemic," 15 Oct. 2020 Batavia resident David Brown has served as the 7th Ward alderman on the Batavia City Council as well as mayor pro tem for a number of years. David Sharos, chicagotribune.com, "Candidates in Kane County District 10 offer views on COVID-19 impact, other issues," 30 Sep. 2020 If the speaker is ineligible or unwilling, the act then turns to the president pro tem of the Senate, and one after another to the members of the cabinet, in order of the seniority of their departments. With me still? Pamela Karlan, The New York Review of Books, "Our Most Vulnerable Election," 22 Sep. 2020 Finally, if the election turmoil somehow also tripped up congressional elections, then the next in line would be the Senate president pro tem, typically the most senior member of the majority. Ryan Teague Beckwith, Bloomberg.com, "Democrats Win Louisiana Bid to Extend Mail Vote: Campaign Update," 16 Sep. 2020 Closing out the housekeeping duties, the council selected Brad Haddox to serve a second term as mayor pro tem. Bill Mchugh, NOLA.com, "Madisonville renews property millage," 16 Aug. 2020 McGough, the deputy mayor pro tem who represents northeast Dallas, said he’s worried about removing too many officers from the streets, especially as crime is high. Dallas News, "Coalition lists 10 demands to transform Dallas and slow police brutality. How will City Hall respond?," 20 June 2020

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First Known Use of pro tem

1777, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2020

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“Pro tem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pro%20tem. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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pro tem

adverb
How to pronounce pro tem (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pro tem

formal : for the present time but not permanently

pro tem

adverb or adjective

Legal Definition of pro tem

: pro tempore often styled with a terminal period in legal contexts Justice pro tem.

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