pro tem

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The goal is for all groups to be at the same rate by July 2023, said Sepi Shyne, West Hollywood’s mayor pro tem. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2021 City council members are paid $17,368 with small increases for the council president and president pro tem. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 4 Aug. 2021 At the meeting, the board approved Trustee Robin LaBedz as president pro tem, taking leadership if Hayes is ever temporarily absent because of an incapacity to perform his official duties. Elizabeth Owens-schiele,, 29 May 2021 Robinson was elected as president pro tem of the council and Bill Kling was elected third presiding officer. Paul Gattis |, al, 14 Oct. 2021 Allen City Council unanimously voted to elect Baine Brooks as the new Mayor Pro Tem on Feb. 23, following the resignation of longtime mayor pro tem Gary Caplinger, who was arrested on child pornography charges on Feb. 11 and subsequently resigned. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 25 Feb. 2021 San Diego has provided a road map for others now scrambling for water, said Toni Atkins, who is the president pro tem of the California Senate and previously served on the San Diego City Council. New York Times, 17 Oct. 2021 The university’s president pro tem asked a group to review the names of buildings across the system’s campuses. Ruth Serven Smith |, al, 18 Sep. 2021 The position of president pro tem does not come with a great deal of power. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of pro tem

1777, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pro tem was in 1777

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29 Nov 2021

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“Pro tem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pro tem

: 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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