pro tempore

pro tempore

[proh tem-paw-re; English proh tem-puh-ree]
temporarily; for the time being. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
pro tempore (ˈprəʊ ˈtɛmpərɪ)
adv, —adj
Often shortened to: pro tem for the time being

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Word Origin & History

pro tempore
mid-15c., from L., lit. "for the time (being)." Abbreviated form pro tem is attested by 1835.
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Cultural Dictionary
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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