Definition of Locum tenens

1. Noun. Someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession.

Exact synonyms: Locum
Generic synonyms: Backup, Backup Man, Fill-in, Relief, Reliever, Stand-in, Substitute

Definition of Locum tenens

1. Noun. A professional person (such as a doctor or clergyman) who temporarily fulfills the duties of another. ¹

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Medical Definition of Locum tenens

1. Synonym: locum tenant. Origin: L. One holding a place (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Locum Tenens

loculation syndrome
locum tenant
locum tenens (current term)
locum tenentes
locus ceruleus
locus cinereus
locus coeruleus
locus control region
locus ferrugineus
locus minoris resistentiae
locus niger
locus of control
locus of infection
locus perforatus anticus

Literary usage of Locum tenens

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1. The Life and Times of Henry Clay by Calvin Calton (1846)
"THE remarkable part enacted by the locum tenens of the treasury department, in the removal of the deposites, deserves yet more consideration, ..."

2. Journal of the British Dental Association by British Dental Association (1890)
"Understandings " with locum tenens. A VERY remarkable decision has been given touching the obligations of a locum tenens to his principal by Mr. Montagu ..."

3. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1874)
"CHAPTER I. THE locum tenens. ONE lovely summer night, a few years ago, an old-fashioned little vehicle was being dragged up a steep ascent among the ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Milner, DD vice-chancellor of the university of Cambridge, and locum tenens, or deputy of the Most Noble AH Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton, the now chancellor of ..."

5. Rockford Parish, Or, The Fortunes of Mr. Mason's Successors by John Nicholas Norton (1856)
"locum tenens. IT would be wrong in me to convey the impression, that Mr. Patterson was not at all discouraged by his last visit to ..."

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