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Locum tenens

noun
1.
Someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession.  Synonym: locum.






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"Locum tenens" Quotes from Famous Books



... us then make him a grand pensionary and a locum tenens for five years; or until Jerome, when he repents, returns to his duty, ...
— The Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte • Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton

... going on so well that I am not needed longer. Mr. Wharton, my locum tenens, will give ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... his education was continued by the rector. The Squire used often to take him with him when he went to ride, or fish, or shoot; frankly telling him that as his daughter was, as yet, too young to be his companion in these matters, he would act as her locum tenens. His living in the house and his helping as he did in Stephen's studies made familiarity perpetual. He was just enough her senior to command her childish obedience; and there were certain qualities in his nature which were eminently calculated ...
— The Man • Bram Stoker



Words linked to "Locum tenens" :   backup, relief, reliever, fill-in, backup man, stand-in, substitute



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