Definition of locum in English:
A person who stands in temporarily for someone else of the same profession, especially a cleric or doctor.
- For example, monitoring of particular subgroups of general practitioners, such as locums, assistants, and those caring for people in hospices, may be difficult if not impossible.
- After house officer posts he entered general practice as a locum and then took up a definitive post in the Markets area of Belfast.
- Having been pensioned off in 1982 at the age of 65, he returned to general practice as a locum.
Early 20th century: short for locum tenens.
Words that rhyme with locumhokum, oakum
Definition of locum in:
- US English dictionary
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