Calculate your Cash Advance with our Inheritance Calculator

What Is a Pro Tempore? Definition, Uses and Importance.

Jump To Section

Share This

A temporary, substitute commissioner or referee who is acting in place of another when they are not available.

The Latin word for “for the time being” can be translated as pro tem which means “temporarily;” this same meaning applies to those assigned this role by law until such time that their appointment expires without renewal.

Pro tempore is a Latin word that translates into English as ‘for the time being.’ This term is frequently used to refer to someone who serves as a de facto superior in the absence of a superior. For instance, appoint a Judge Pro Tempore. A judge pro tem may be a judge who is filling in for another judge temporarily or an attorney who has been appointed to act as a judge in place of a regular judge. Legislative bodies may have one or more pro tempore officers. In the United States, the phrase is frequently used to refer to the Mayor’s position in municipalities such as cities and towns.

« Back to Glossary Index
Search for more common probate terms

Get Your Inheritance Money Now!

Our Inheritance Cash Advances help heirs receive a portion of their inheritance payout in just a few days. We then wait and are paid directly out of your share when the estate finally closes. We wait for probate so that you don’t have to. Click below and fill out our short form to receive an advance immediately.

Probate Costs
Other Probate Terms You Might Be Interested In
Probate Sale

A probate sale is the sale of a deceased person’s property in cases where they died without leaving a will allocating the property to a

Read More »

An heir is a person entitled to inherit the property of a decedent. An heir is a person who inherits or expects to inherit property

Read More »
Statutory Will

Statutory wills follow the standard language contained in a state wills statute. Some states have a template and format for their wills and they can

Read More »

Being in charge of managing a company’s finances is an important responsibility. It affects how much money employees will be able to take home every

Read More »
Marital exemption

A tax provision that allows an unlimited amount of property of one spouse to transfer to the other upon death without incurring estate or gift

Read More »
Blocked Account

A blocked account in probate refers to cash or securities that are placed in a bank subject to withdrawal upon court order. A blocked account

Read More »

Fill Out The Form & Get An Immediate Quote!

Choose Your Total Estate Value


TIP: deduct loans, administrative fees, legal fees and all other expenses


Select from 1% to 100%


Estimated Advance Amount