Examples of pro tem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Judge pro tem Tamika Wooten is running uncontested as a Democrat. Jimmy Jenkins, The Arizona Republic, 11 July 2024 That legislation came from the then-state Senate president pro tem, now Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who wanted to build an arena for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2024 The $200,000 in funding is part of $5 million in American Rescue Fund Act money originally earmarked for the 2.5-mile stretch and secured by Sacramento Mayor pro tem Karina Talamantes, who represents South Natomas on the Sacramento City Council. Darrell Smith, Sacramento Bee, 19 June 2024 Alvin married as a senior in high school, worked as a janitor and became one of the few Black officers on the Kansas City police force before serving as human relations director, assistant city manager and mayor pro tem for Kansas City. Dan Kelly, Kansas City Star, 16 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pro tem 

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Word History

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pro tem was in 1777

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“Pro tem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pro%20tem. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

pro tem

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