locumtenency

locum tenens

[loh-kuhm tee-nenz, ten-inz]
noun, plural locum tenentes [loh-kuhm tuh-nen-teez] . Chiefly British.
a temporary substitute, especially for a doctor or member of the clergy.
Also called locum.


Origin:
1635–45; < Medieval Latin locum tenēns holding the place

locum-tenency [loh-kuhm-tee-nuhn-see, -ten-uhn-] , noun
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locum tenens (ˈləʊkəm ˈtiːnɛnz)
 
n , pl locum tenentes
chiefly (Brit) Often shortened to: locum a person who stands in temporarily for another member of the same profession, esp for a physician, chemist, or clergyman
 
[C17: Medieval Latin: (someone) holding the place (of another)]

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