noun Date: 1901 chiefly British locum tenens

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Locum — Locum, short for the Latin phrase locum tenens (lit. place holder, akin to lieutenant ), is a person who temporarily fulfills the duties of another. For example, a Locum doctor is a doctor who works in the place of the regular doctor when that… …   Wikipedia

  • locum — the term for ‘a deputy standing in for a doctor or cleric’ is pronounced loh kǝm, and the plural is locums. The word is short for locum tenens ‘one holding the place’, which is occasionally used in more formal contexts. The plural of the full… …   Modern English usage

  • locum — (also locum tenens) ► NOUN ▪ a doctor or cleric standing in for another who is temporarily away. ORIGIN from Latin locum tenens one holding a place …   English terms dictionary

  • locum — locúm s.m. – Rahat. – var. (înv.) lichium. tc. lökün (Miklosich, Etym. Wb., 175; Lokotsch 1328), cf. sb. lokuma. Trimis de blaurb, 08.03.2008. Sursa: DER …   Dicționar Român

  • locum — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. lokum]{{/stl 7}}{{stl 17}}ZOB. {{/stl 17}}{{stl 7}}lokum {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Locum — Meillerie Meillerie Meillerie vu du Lac Léman Administration Pays France Région Rhône Alpes Département …   Wikipédia en Français

  • locum — UK [ˈləʊkəm] / US [ˈloʊkəm] noun [countable] Word forms locum : singular locum plural locums British a doctor or priest who does the job of another doctor or priest temporarily, for example while the usual one is ill or on holiday …   English dictionary

  • locum — /loh keuhm/, n. Brit. See locum tenens. * * * …   Universalium

  • locum — noun /ˈləʊkəm/ Abbreviated form of locum tenens.<ref name= COED pron def >The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]</ref> …   Wiktionary

  • locum — lo·cum lō kəm n chiefly Brit LOCUM TENENS * * * lo·cum (loґkəm) [L., accusative of locus] place …   Medical dictionary

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