Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bhojani is a former Euless City Council member and mayor pro tem who is currently running for House District 92 as a Democratic candidate. Dallas News, 17 May 2022 Like with the speaker position, the speaker pro tem will be officially elected by the full House membership in January. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 10 Nov. 2022 Rachel Gray is mayor pro tem and has been a Sierra Vista City Council member since 2013. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 8 Nov. 2022 Wright was acting mayor pro tem when he was approached by an informant who introduced him to an undercover FBI agent posing as a potential cannabis business owner, according to federal prosecutors. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2022 The Senate president pro tem is usually the longest-serving senator from the majority party. Dallas News, 4 Jan. 2023 But in 2014, De León was elected by his colleagues to lead the Senate — the first Latino president pro tem in 131 years. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2022 Lindamood has been on City Council since 2016 and is the city’s mayor pro tem. Dallas News, 9 May 2022 City and county officials, including Charlotte Mayor pro tem Braxton Winston and Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham, also offered words of comfort. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 10 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 26 Mar. 2023.

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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