Definition of president pro tempore in English:

president pro tempore

Syllabification: pres·i·dent pro tem·po·re
Pronunciation: /ˌprez(ə)dənt ˌprō ˈtempəˌrē/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also president pro tem /ˈprō ˈtem/)


A high-ranking senator of the majority party who presides over the US Senate in the absence of the vice president.

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