locum tenens

locum tenens
noun (plural locum tenentes) Etymology: Medieval Latin, literally, (one) holding a place Date: 1641 one filling an office for a time or temporarily taking the place of another — used especially of a doctor or clergyman

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  • locum tenens — ☆ locum tenens [lō′kəm tē′nənz ] [ML, lit., holding the place < L locum, acc. of locus, a place (see LOCAL) + tenens, prp. of tenere, to hold: see THIN] Chiefly Brit. a person taking another s place for the time being; temporary substitute, as …   English World dictionary

  • locum tenens — Medieval Latin, one who holds the place (of another); from locum (nom. locus; see LOCUS (Cf. locus)) + tenens, prp. of tenere (see TENANT (Cf. tenant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • locum tenens — locum tenency /loh keuhm tee neuhn see, ten euhn /, n. /loh keuhm tee nenz, ten inz/, pl. locum tenentes /loh keuhm teuh nen teez/. Chiefly Brit. a temporary substitute, esp. for a doctor or member of the clergy. Also called locum. [1635 45; < ML …   Universalium

  • 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 — *substitute, supply, alternate, understudy, pinch hitter, double, stand in …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Locum tenens — Le terme locum tenens, ou son abréviation locum, littéralement « lieu tenant » en latin, c est à dire « personne tenant lieu de », désigne une personne habilitée à exercer une fonction, en l absence ou en l attente d un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Locum tenens — Un Locum tenens (en latín: teniendo un lugar , o, tenedor de una posición ) es el estado de una persona que está temporalmente cumpliendo los deberes y responsabilidades de una oficina particular en ausencia de quien ha sido debidamente elegido… …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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

  • locum tenens — Holding the place. A person whose term of office was expired, is said to be merely locum tenens until he shall be superseded by some person authorized by law to be inducted into the office. State ex rel. Everding v Simon, 20 Or 365, 26 P 170, 174 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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 — n. (pl. locum tenentes) a deputy acting esp. for a cleric or doctor. Derivatives: locum tenency n. Etymology: med.L, one holding a place: see LOCUS, TENANT …   Useful english dictionary

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