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pro tempore

[proh tem-paw-re; English proh tem-puh-ree] /ˈproʊ ˈtɛm pɔˌrɛ; English ˈproʊ ˈtɛm pəˌri/
adverb, Latin.
temporarily; for the time being.
temporary (def 2). Unabridged
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pro tempore

/ˈprəʊ ˈtɛmpərɪ/
adverb, adjective
for the time being Often shortened to pro tem (ˈprəʊ ˈtɛm)
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Word Origin and History for pro tempore

Latin, literally "for the time (being)." Abbreviated form pro tem is attested by 1828.

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pro tempore in Culture
pro tempore (pro tem) [(proh tem-puh-ree)]

Temporarily: “While the president of the company is ill, the vice president will act as the leader pro tem.” From Latin, meaning “for the time being.”

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