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Meaning of LOCUM TENENS

Pronunciation:  'lowkum 'teenenz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
 
 Synonyms: locum
 
 See Also: backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, reliever, stand-in, substitute

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lo"cum te"nens\ [L., holding the place; locus
place + tenens, p. pr. of tenere to hold. Cf. {Lieutenant}.]
A substitute or deputy; one filling an office for a time.

 

 

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