locum tenens

[ loh-kuh m tee-nenz, ten-inz ]SEE DEFINITION OF locum tenens
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He obtained a locum tenens, and gave up the time to pilot me round.

He was acting as locum tenens for a friend who was enjoying his holiday abroad.

And the fact that you are a locum tenens doesn't, I think, alter the situation.

But his locum tenens did not possess a copy and had no right to demand one.

Also, the locum tenens at Fulcombe no doubt runs the parish as well as I could.

Meanwhile however Mephistopheles presents himself and is accepted as a locum tenens.

I could not spare more than a fortnight from work, leaving Lennard as my locum tenens.

Oh no; I could arrange that by having a locum tenens—‘local demon’ as the servant-girl in Punch called him.

On one occasion a locum tenens, who officiated for a few weeks, was stone deaf.

A drowsy negro, his locum tenens, was the only human thing that offered itself to my eyes.

WORD ORIGIN

Medieval Latin, "one who holds the place (of another);" from locum (nominative locus; see locus) + tenens, present participle of tenere (see tenant).

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