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lo·cum te·nens

 (lō′kəm′ tē′nĕnz′, tĕn′ənz)
n. pl. locum te·nen·tes (tə-nĕn′tēz)
A person, especially a physician or cleric, who substitutes temporarily for another.

[Medieval Latin locum tenēns : Latin locum, accusative of locus, place + Latin tenēns, present participle of tenēre, to hold.]

locum tenens

(ˈləʊkəm ˈtiːnɛnz)
n, pl locum tenentes (təˈnɛntiːz)
chiefly Brit a person who stands in temporarily for another member of the same profession, esp for a physician, chemist, or clergyman. Often shortened to: locum
[C17: Medieval Latin: (someone) holding the place (of another)]

lo•cum te•nens

(ˈloʊ kəm ˈti nɛnz, ˈtɛn ɪnz)

n., pl. locum te•nen•tes (təˈnɛn tiz)
a temporary substitute, esp. for a doctor or member of the clergy.
Also called, esp. Brit., locum.
[1635–45; < Medieval Latin locum tenēns literally, (one) holding the place]
lo′cum-te′nen•cy, n.

locum tenens

A Latin phrase meaning place-holding, used to mean a person who acts as a temporary substitute for someone else, especially a physician.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.locum tenens - someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
backup man, fill-in, reliever, stand-in, backup, substitute, relief - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"