pro bonopro bo·no
designating professional services provided, without compensation, for charitable organizations, poor persons, etc.
Origin of pro bonofrom pro bono publico
Provided free or at low cost to certain legal clients in order to serve the public good: a lawyer's pro bono representation of low-income families.
Origin of pro bonoLatin prō bonō (publicō) for the (public) good prō for bonō ablative of bonum the good
- (law) done without fee, generally for clients of humble means
- The firm currently has about half a dozen pro bono cases at any one time.
- In a manner without fee.
- After he retired, he offered pro bono representation from time to time.
Abbreviated from Latin pro bono publico for the public good.