- From the Latin phrase; pro tempore. The preposition pro means "for" and tempore is the ablative of tempus meaning "time". (Wiktionary)
“Most of the time, we're thinking from the neck up, but this one started with me in the stomach, the intuition of it all," said Republican Rep. Dale Folwell of Winston-Salem, the speaker pro tem of the House.”
“James L. Alcorn, of Coahoma county, was elected Speaker pro tem by acclamation.”
“The doors were opened to students from any Christian denomination; application being made to the President pro tem E.H. Bolden.”
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