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 for Locum tenens
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Locum tenens \Lo"cum te"nens\n. [L., holding the place; locus
     place + tenens, p. pr. of tenere to hold. Cf. Lieutenant.]
     A substitute or deputy; one filling an office for a time.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  locum tenens
      n 1: someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes
           temporarily for another member of the same profession [syn:
           locum tenens, locum]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LOCUM TENENS. He who holds the place of another, a deputy; as A B, locum 
  tenens of C D, mayor of the city of Philadelphia. 

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