pro tempore

adverb pro tem·po·re \ prō-ˈtem-pə-rē \

Definition of pro tempore

:for the time being

Origin and Etymology of pro tempore

Middle English, from Latin


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pro tempore

adverb or adjective pro tem·po·re \ prō-ˈtem-pə-rē, -pō-ˌrā \

legal Definition of pro tempore

:for the time being :chosen or appointed to occupy a position either temporarily or in the absence of a regularly elected official
  • an administrator pro tempore

Origin and Etymology of pro tempore

Latin


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