from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A person, especially a physician or cleric, who substitutes temporarily for another.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who holds the place of another; a deputy or temporary substitute.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A substitute or deputy; one filling an office for a time.
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- noun A
professionalperson (such as a doctoror clergyman) who temporarily fulfills the duties of another.
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- noun someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Medieval Latin locum tenēns : Latin locum, accusative of locus, place + Latin tenēns, present participle of tenēre, to hold.]
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Existing in English since the seventeenth century: from Medieval Latin locum tenens, “one holding a place”.
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