Ad interim

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The Latin phrase ad interim (abbr. ad int., literally "in the time between") means "in the meantime" or "temporarily".

A diplomatic officer who acts in place of an ambassador is called chargé d'affaires ad interim.


An invitation from the Japanese embassy of Iceland.

Examples from classic literature:

The abbreviation a.i. is used in job titles. E.g. Director of Operations, a.i.