Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. For the time being; temporarily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. For the time being; temporary: as, a secretary pro tempore. Abbreviated pro tem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. for the time being; temporarily
  • adj. for the time being

Etymologies

Latin prō tempore : prō, for + tempore, ablative of tempus, time.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I have essential obligations to the translation and notes of the Abbe de la Bleterie, (Vie de Jovien, tom.ii. p. 1-138.)] 21 Ammianus very justly remarks, Coactus dissimulare pro tempore ira sufflabatur interna.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • * An pro tempore illa bona erant, flendo petere etiam quod noxie daretur; indignari acriter non subjectis hominibus, liberis et majoribus, hisque a quibus genitus est; multisque praeterea prudentioribus, non ad nutum voluntatis obtemperantibus, feriendo nocere niti, quantum potest, quia non obeditur imperiis quibus perniciose obediretur?

    Pneumatologia

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