locum te|nens

locum te|nens
locum te|nens «TEE nuhnz», plural locum te|nen|tes «tuh NEHN teez»,
a person temporarily holding the place or office of another; deputy; substitute: »

There's this locum tenens I was going to take up in the North (A. S. M. Hutchinson).

[< Medieval Latin locum tenens < Latin locum, accusative of locus place, and tenēns, present participle of tenēre to hold. Compare etym. under lieutenant.]

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  • Locum tenens — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • locum tenens — SYN: locum tenant. [L. one holding a place] * * * lo·cum te·nens .lō kəm tē .nenz, nənz n, pl locum te·nen·tes ti nen .tēz a medical practitioner who temporarily takes the place of another * * * a doctor who stands in temporarily for a colleague… …   Medical dictionary

  • locum tenens — lo•cum te•nens [[t]ˈloʊ kəm ˈti nɛnz, ˈtɛn ɪnz[/t]] n. pl. locum te•nen•tes [[t]təˈnɛn tiz[/t]] brit. a temporary substitute, esp. for a doctor or member of the clergy Also called, esp. Brit., locum. Etymology: 1635–45; < ML locum tenēns lit …   From formal English to slang

  • locumtenens — lo·cum te·nens (lōʹkəm tēʹnĕnz , tĕnʹənz) n. pl. locum te·nen·tes (tə nĕnʹtēz) A person, especially a physician or cleric, who substitutes temporarily for another.   [Medieval Latin locum tenēns: Latin locum, accusative of locus, place + Latin… …   Universalium

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