pro tem

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

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Powerful Democrats Chris Turner of Grand Prairie, the chairman of the Democratic caucus, and Joe Moody of El Paso, Bonnen’s speaker pro tem, join the call for the recording’s full release. James Barragán, Dallas News, "Timeline: How a conservative activist's meeting with Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen led to a Texas Rangers investigation," 14 Aug. 2019 Sorrells is the last of several defendants to be sentenced in the case, including Leonard and Dwaine Caraway, a former Dallas mayor pro tem. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Ex-Dallas County Schools superintendent who had 'perfect life' gets 7-year sentence for taking bribes," 7 Aug. 2019 Swartwood's assistance to the FBI helped investigators charge Leonard, Dwaine Caraway, a former Dallas mayor pro tem and Ricky Sorrells, former superintendent of the bus agency Dallas County Schools, prosecutors say. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Middleman who funneled bribes to Dallas school bus agency officials in corruption scandal gets prison time," 9 July 2019 In his time in city government, Waldmeir was also Grosse Pointe Farms’ chairman of the Parks & Harbor and Communications committees and served as the city’s mayor pro tem from 2003-05. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Longtime Grosse Pointe Farms councilman Peter Waldmeir dies at 65," 1 July 2019 He was nominated by the previous mayor pro tem, Trent Perez, at the council’s June 24 meeting. Tyler Johnson, Houston Chronicle, "J. David Little is Pearland’s new mayor pro tem," 25 June 2019 Trosch, a former mayor pro tem, died of ovarian cancer, according to her son, Judge Lou Trosch Jr. After the adoption of city council districts in 1977, Trosch became one of the first district members. Jim Morrill, charlotteobserver, "'She made a difference.' Former Charlotte council Minette Trosch dies | Charlotte Observer," 27 Apr. 2018 Feinstein is facing a challenge from fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon, currently California state Senate president pro tem, in the upcoming California Primary on June 5. Washington Post, "California Sen. Dianne Feinstein should cruise in primary," 5 June 2018 Atkins, a San Diego Democrat, was previously sworn in as Senate president pro tem during a March 21 ceremony on the Senate floor. Taryn Luna, sacbee, "California voters say education is a top priority as the governor's race unfolds," 13 Apr. 2018

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1777, in the meaning defined above

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pro tem

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of pro tem

formal : 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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