president pro tempore

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president pro tem·po·re

 (tĕm′pə-rē)
n. pl. presidents pro tempore
The senator who presides over the US Senate in the absence of the vice president.

pres′ident pro tem′pore


n.
a senator, usu. a senior member of the majority party, who is chosen to preside over the Senate in the absence of the vice president.
Also called pres′ident pro tem′.
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