1. locum

noun. someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession.


  • substitute
  • locum tenens
  • backup man
  • relief
  • stand-in
  • reliever
  • fill-in


  • natural
  • primary
  • compression
  • increase

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Sentences with locum

1. Adjective
Derived from a Latin phrase that translates as "one who holds the place," many traveling doctors find locum tenens positions or temporary replacements for an absent peer.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Consider a locum tenens position for a prospect who's not sure he'll love your area as much as you do.