locum tenens

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Existing in English since the seventeenth century: from Medieval Latin locum tenens, “one holding a place”.[1]

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locum tenens (plural locum tenentes or locos tenentes)

  1. A professional person (such as a doctor or clergyman) who temporarily fulfills the duties of another.

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  1. ^ The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]