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president pro tempore

División en sílabas: pres·i·dent pro tem·po·re
Pronunciación: /ˌprez(ə)dənt ˌprō ˈtempəˌrē
(also president pro tem /ˈprō ˈtem/)

Definición de president pro tempore en inglés:


A high-ranking senator of the majority party who presides over the US Senate in the absence of the vice president.
Example sentences
  • Next in line, the president pro tempore of the Senate and then the cabinet officers in the order specified by the act.
  • The occasion was the traditional election of the Senate's president pro tempore, or assistant presiding officer, who is second in line of succession (after the lieutenant governor) to the governorship.
  • An aide to the Democrat disputed this account, saying that Byrd had been offered information on the succession process last June, when he became president pro tempore of the Senate after the Democrats assumed control of the upper house.

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