pro tem

\(ˌ)prō-ˈtem \

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Media: Wibbitz Anna Louise Emmons, one of the three pro tem prosecutors assigned to the Irsan's case, pushed back against claims of a conflict. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Defense lawyers allege financial conflicts as prosecutors seek death penalty in honor killing case," 14 May 2018 Clayton has been chief judge pro tem since July 2016, succeeding Judge Joy Kramer. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "Denise Clayton named Kentucky Court of Appeals' first black chief judge," 20 June 2018 Mueller, the mayor pro tem, says there will be a need for services such as new schools and fire stations, as well as transit improvements that will support the influx of workers that would come with an enormous Facebook expansion. Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, "Facebook is outgrowing its hometown. Where will it go next?," 26 May 2018 Dowdle later in the meeting also was named mayor pro tem. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Two new members join Katy City Council after election," 18 May 2018 Council appointments and motions Ward 1 Councilman Mike Abella, Jr. was appointed vice mayor of council for 2018 and Ward 3 Councilman Joe Salzgeber was named vice mayor pro tem. Brian Lisik/special To,, "Brunswick Council approves new ambulance purchase," 9 Jan. 2018 Julie Eiselt, the Democratic mayor pro tem, said the tax increase was necessary. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte City Council passes budget with tax increase. Here's what it will pay for.," 11 June 2018 McFadden, who is president pro tem of the Maryland Senate and a senator since 1995, also gave his campaign a personal loan of $5,500. Luke Broadwater,, "In several competitive Baltimore state senate races, challengers lead incumbents in fundraising," 25 May 2018 McFadden, 71, is Senate president pro tem in addition to his senior perch on the budget committee. Michael Dresser,, "Challengers to Baltimore senators could bring energy — but also a loss of clout for city in Annapolis," 11 May 2018

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1777, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pro tem

: for the present time but not permanently

Legal Definition of pro tem 

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

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