noun. someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession.
- locum tenens
- backup man
Sentences with locum
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.