locum tenens

English translation: deputy or substitute

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Latin term or phrase:locum tenens
English translation:deputy or substitute
Entered by: Umit Altug

03:10 Jan 23, 2002
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: locum tenens
a friend started a new company - called Locum Tenens - just wondering what it means and guessing it's latin. thanks...
bill herbein
deputy or substitute
Explanation:
The term is mostly used for doctors or members of the clergy.
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Margit Pehrsson (X)
Local time: 06:31
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4 +4deputy or substitute
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deputy or substitute


Explanation:
The term is mostly used for doctors or members of the clergy.


    The Chambers Dictionary
Margit Pehrsson (X)
Local time: 06:31
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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Thnaks for your assistance...

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  CLS Lexi-tech: literally: locum = place tenens = taking, taking the place...
49 mins

agree  Serge L: He could have asked his friend as well...
3 hrs

agree  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti: Indeed, Serge! Probably he doesn't want to show that he doesn't know it and wants to make a surprise? :) ***anyway, very good, Margit***
5 hrs

agree  John Kinory (X): Hence 'in place of' or 'in lieu' in posh English :-)
13 hrs
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