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pro re nata

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

for an unforeseen need or contingency.

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Origin of pro re nata

Literally, “for a thing born”
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