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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: locum tenens 'someone who takes someone else's place for a time' C17- 21), from Latin, 'holding the place'

locum

noun
     
Related topics: Nurses, Doctors, etc
lo‧cum [countable] British English
MN a doctor or priest who does another doctor's or priest's work while they are on holiday, ill etc

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