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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.]
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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)]
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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]
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A Latin phrase meaning place-holding, used to mean a person who acts as a temporary substitute for someone else, especially a physician.
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