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Locum

noun
1.
Someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession.  Synonym: locum tenens.






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"Locum" Quotes from Famous Books



... Puer, ut saevis projectus ab undis Navita, nudus, humi jacet, Infans, indigus omni Vitali auxilio; cum primum in luminis oras Nixibus ex alvo matris natura profudit: Vagituque locum lugubri complet, ut aequum est, Cui tantum in vita restet transire malorum." Lucret. De Rer. ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 233, April 15, 1854 • Various

... per omnes Terrasque, tractusque maris, caelumque profundum. Hinc pecudes, armenta viros, genus omne ferarum, Quemque sibi tenues nascentem arcessere vitas. Scilicet huc reddi deinde, ac resoluta referri Omnia, nec morti esse locum, sed viva volare Sideris in numerum, atque ...
— The Existence of God • Francois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fenelon

... peragatur, Subdupla propriis servare docetque duplatis; Si det compositum numerum duplacio, debet Inscribi digitus a parte dextra parte propinqua, 228 Articulusque loco quo non duplicata resessit; Si dabit articulum, sit cifra loco pereunte Articulusque locum tenet unum, de duplicata resessit; Si donet digitum, sub prima pone sequente, 232 Si supraposita fuerit duplicata figura Major proponi debet tantummodo cifra, Has retrahens solito propones more figuram, Usque sub extrema ita fac retrahendo figuras, ...
— The Earliest Arithmetics in English • Anonymous

... furis suspicionem dederit. Convenit de mercede. Conductis duobus equis iter sub vesperum ingredimur, comitante iuvene quodam, quem generum esse suum aiebat, qui iumenta domum referret. Postridie 25 ad viculum quendam, cui divo Iuliano nomen est, perventum est et quidem multa adhuc luce, locum latrocinio destinatum. Ego ut pergeremus hortabar. Ille latronis discipulus causari, equos non esse supra vires defatigandos, satius esse illic pernoctare ac 30 postridie id dispendii anticipata luce sarcire. Non repugnabam magnopere, nihil etiamdum sceleris suspicans. Iam propemodum cenaveramus, ...
— Selections from Erasmus - Principally from his Epistles • Erasmus Roterodamus

... ascertain if Mr. Wright was moving in his duty, I contented myself with writing to the Magnetic Observatory, to learn from Professor Neumayer what was going on. He being absent on scientific tours, I received answers from his locum tenens, to the effect that within a month certain information was expected. The committee I did not trouble, as their Honorary Secretary had deigned no reply to letters I ...
— Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia • William John Wills



Words linked to "Locum" :   substitute, locum tenens, stand-in, backup, fill-in, backup man, relief, reliever



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