- proportionately determined: a pro-rata share of income.
[proh rey-tuh, rah-]
- in proportion; according to a certain rate.
Origin of pro rata
First recorded in 1565–75, pro rata is from the Medieval Latin word prō ratā
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Examples from the Web for pro-rata
Anything beyond that fairly good lapse of continuous labor was paid for as overtime “pro-rata.”Our Railroads To-Morrow
She sung her new song to the crowds wherever she went, and then was given a pro-rata of the collections.Religious Folk-Songs of the Southern Negroes
Howard W. Odum
I would like to have you immortalize yourself by saving your company its pro-rata share of this economic waste.Letters from an Old Railway Official
Charles DeLano Hine
- in proportion
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Word Origin and History for pro-rata
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