pro tem
adverb Date: 1828 pro tempore

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  • pro tem — adv or adj: pro tempore often styled with a terminal period in legal contexts Justice pro tem. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • pro tem — [ˌprəʊ ˈtem ǁ ˌproʊ ] also pro tem‧po‧re [ ˈtempəreɪ] adjective, adverb formal happening now, but only for a short time; = TEMPORARY: • a pro tem committee • I have identified a printer which Marisa cou …   Financial and business terms

  • pro tem. — «proh TEHM», = pro tempore. (Cf. ↑pro tempore) pro tem., pro tempore. * * * pro tem., pro tempore see pro 10 …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro tem — [ˌprəu ˈtem US ˌprou ] adj also pro tem|po|re [ ˈtempəreı] [only after noun] formal [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: pro tempore for the time ] happening or existing now, but only for a short time ▪ the president pro tem of the Senate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pro tem — UK [ˌprəʊ ˈtem] / US [ˌproʊ ˈtem] or pro tempore UK [ˌprəʊ ˈtempəreɪ] / US [ˌproʊ ˈtempərɪ] adjective, adverb formal temporary …   English dictionary

  • pro tem — [ ,prou tem ] or pro tem|po|re [ ,prou tempəri ] adjective, adverb FORMAL temporary …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pro tem — 1828, short for PRO TEMPORE (Cf. pro tempore) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pro tem — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ for the time being. ORIGIN abbreviation of Latin pro tempore …   English terms dictionary

  • pro tem — [[t]pro͟ʊ te̱m[/t]] ADV: n ADV If someone has a particular position or job pro tem, they have it temporarily. [FORMAL] ...the president pro tem of the California State Senate …   English dictionary

  • pro tem — also pro adjective, adverb Latin happening now but only for a short time: a pro tem committee of nine men …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pro tem — /proʊ ˈtɛm/ (say proh tem) adverb, adjective → pro tempore …   Australian English dictionary

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