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-tenens

1. Noun Phrase
Recruitment services that link doctors with employers reduce the amount of work you have to do for locum tenens positions in the US, taking care of important considerations such as specific state licensing requirements and malpractice insurance.

2. Noun Phrase
A locum tenens physician can often choose the work setting and geographic location, and also limit work hours if desired.

3. Noun Phrase
However, benefits might not come with the locum tenens package, although the employer may pay for licensure and malpractice insurance.

4. Noun Phrase
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.