pro tem
pro tem adv or adj: pro tempore
— often styled with a terminal period in legal contexts
Justice pro tem.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

pro tem
index pro tempore

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


pro tem
abbrv.
Pro tempore.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


pro tem
Temporarily or for the time being. A judge pro tem normally refers to a judge who is sitting temporarily for another judge or to an attorney who has been appointed to serve as a judge as a substitute for a regular judge.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


pro tem
adj./adv./n., Latin For the time being. A temporary position or appointment. Abbr. of pro tempore.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


pro tem
An abbreviation used for pro tempore, Latin for "temporary or provisional."

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


pro tem
[Latin, For the time being.] An abbreviation used for pro tempore, Latin for "temporary or provisional."

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

pro tem
   1) adj. short for the Latin pro tempore, temporarily or for the time being. In law, judge pro tem normally refers to a judge who is sitting temporarily for another judge or to an attorney who has been appointed to serve as a judge as a substitute for a regular judge. When an appeals justice is not available or there is a vacancy, a lower court judge is appointed Justice Pro Tem until a new Justice is appointed. Small claims cases are often heard by an attorney serving as Judge Pro Tem.
   2) n. short for a temporary judge as "Sam Collins is Pro Tem today."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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