Etymology
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pro tempore

"temporary," Latin, literally "for the time (being)," from pro "for" (see pro-) + ablative singular of tempus "time" (see temporal). Abbreviated form pro tem is attested by 1828.

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Definitions of pro tempore
1
pro tempore (adv.)
for the time being; temporarily; "accepting pro tem that hypothesis consistent with the facts"- J.W.Krutch;
Synonyms: pro tem
2
pro tempore (adj.)
for the time being; "designated him to act as consul protempore"- H.H.Fiske;
Synonyms: pro tem
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