pro bono

or pro-bon·o

[ proh boh-noh ]
/ ˌproʊ ˈboʊ noʊ /

adjective, adverb

(of legal work) without charge to the client: The firm offers pro bono legal services. He took the case pro bono.


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Origin of pro bono

First recorded in 1720–30, pro bono is from the Latin word prō bonō for (the) good, rightly, morally

Definition for pro bono (2 of 2)

pro bono publico
[ proh boh-noh poo-bli-koh; English proh boh-noh puhb-li-koh ]
/ proʊ ˈboʊ noʊ ˈpu blɪˌkoʊ; English proʊ ˈboʊ noʊ ˈpʌb lɪˌkoʊ /

adverb Latin.

for the public good or welfare. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for pro bono

pro bono publico
/ Latin (ˈprəʊ ˈbəʊnəʊ ˈpʊblɪkəʊ) /

for the public good
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