pro tem

Definition of "pro tem"
  1. An appointee who holds a position temporarily or acts in place of a regular judge
How to use "pro tem" in a sentence
  1. When the regular judge was unavailable, a pro tem was appointed to oversee the court proceedings.
  2. Due to the judge's medical leave, a pro tem presided over the case.
  3. In the absence of the elected judge, a seasoned attorney served as the pro tem.

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