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  • n  someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession

  • In the Middle Ages, the term locum tenens, Latin for "holding the place," was used to describe substitute priests.
  • Peter Beaumont was working last week as a locum in Jabiru when soldiers turned up.
  • Ad Universam Creaturam: "Quia arcano Dei consilio succedimus in locum Principis Apostolorum, corum nempe quorum doctrina et praedicatio jussu divino ad omnes gentes et omnem .

  • John Howard in Melbourne Herald Sun
    If a pharmacist or doctor needs a locum, they will be able to draw on a professional from any part of Australia as long as they are registered nationally,Mr Howard said during his visit to Japan today. "For the first time, the community...
  • Jackie Baillie in BBC News
    Jackie Baillie, Labour's health spokeswoman, said: "Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon needs to get a grip on the amount of money that the NHS is spending on locum doctors."
  • David Orazietti in Sault Star
    My understanding is there is competition among hospitals, some of which top up locum fees,Orazietti said.

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