locum tenens definition

  • noun:
    • someone, specifically your physician or cleric, which substitutes temporarily for another.
    • an expert person (including a health care provider or clergyman) whom temporarily fulfills the tasks of another.
    • A substitute or deputy; one completing an office for some time.
    • one that holds the area of some other; a deputy or temporary replacement.
    • some body (physician or clergyman) which substitutes briefly for another member of similar occupation

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