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pro re nata

[proh re nah-tah; English proh ree ney-tuh, rey]
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adverb Latin.
  1. for an unforeseen need or contingency.
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Origin of pro re nata

literally, for a thing born
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Examples from the Web for nata

Historical Examples

  • Darwin mentions a remarkable breed of cows called the nata or niata.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The Prince and the sailor Nata tried to hold the boat as nearly stationary as might be.

    The Usurper

    Judith Gautier

  • Nata quickly obeyed, and Raiden passed the rope under his arms.

    The Usurper

    Judith Gautier

  • "That poor fellow is about done for," said Nata, pushing off from the junk.

    The Usurper

    Judith Gautier

  • They undressed him; Nata took off his outer garment and wrapped the boy in it.

    The Usurper

    Judith Gautier