pro re nata

[ proh re nah-tah; English proh ree ney-tuh, rey ]
/ ˈproʊ ˈrɛ ˈnɑ tɑ; English ˈproʊ ˈri ˈneɪ tə, ˈreɪ /

adverb Latin.

for an unforeseen need or contingency.

Origin of pro re nata

literally, for a thing born
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