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pro bono

or pro-bon·o

[ proh boh-noh ]


  1. (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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Word History and Origins

Origin of pro bono1

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

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Example Sentences

Representing the Washington Blade in the lawsuit on a pro bono basis is the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, which has expertise in communications as well as media and entertainment.

“Their unwillingness to follow the guidance, as it is written, means that it will just continue to hurt immigrants,” said Sophia Gurulé of the pro bono defense organization Bronx Defenders.

First, Biobot conducted a pro bono demonstration in March 2020 for 400 communities that proved, with real data, the power of wastewater analysis for protecting public health.

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Wala Blegay, Duckett’s pro bono attorney, alerted the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office to the case.

It has also launched a pro bono Hate Crimes Task Force to offer legal resources to victims.

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De Merode has enlisted a team of 32 international lawyers to work pro bono on the case.

Trying to motivate the Allies, he offered his assistance and cooperation to the profession as a whole, pro bono.

By 8:45 on a recent Thursday, the 12th-floor pro bono room is packed.

The day I met Elvina, Enrique introduced her to a pro-bono immigration lawyer.

Millions of tweens have already generously volunteered to work on the script, Pro bono.

She there became a constant attendant on one of those pandemoniums where the favorite game of monte was dealt pro bono publico.

Pro bono publico was the order of the day—pro libertate patri was the motto of each freeman.

No Chinese can for a moment comprehend such a conception as is embodied in the phrase Pro bono publico.

They'll yield themselves up to that sort of power quickly enough, and immolate themselves pro bono publico by the million.

Here, doubtless, the masses pro bono statu of the deceased nobleman's soul were regularly sung and said for the time specified.


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