from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Pro tempore.
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- adv. temporarily; for the time being
- adj. temporary
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An abbreviation of pro tempore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. for the time being; temporarily
- adj. for the time being
From the Latin phrase; pro tempore. The preposition pro means "for" and tempore is the ablative of tempus meaning "time". (Wiktionary)