locum

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Noun[edit]

locum (plural locums)[2]

  1. (UK, informal) Abbreviated form of locum tenens.[1]
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage", chapter 116:
      -- "I suppose you wouldn't like to do a locum for a month on the South coast? Three guineas a week with board and lodging." -- "I wouldn't mind," said Philip. -- "It's at Farnley, in Dorsetshire. Doctor South. You'd have to go down at once; his assistant has developed mumps. I believe it's a very pleasant place."

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]
  2. ^ The Chambers Dictionary (1998)

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

locum

  1. accusative singular of locus