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locum tenens
One holding the place.

This phrase refers to someone who is filling in temporarily for another person and is also translated as, "a substitute" or "deputy". This expression is used more often in reference to "pinch-hitting physicians and clergymen"; however, it also may apply to a temporary employee who is recruited by an employment agency, a lieutenant, or other ephemeral representative.

This entry is located in the following unit: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group L (page 3)