Pro rata is Latin and is defined as an equal portion.
An example of pro rata is when shares are said to be equally divided in a legal document.
in proportion; proportionate(ly)
Origin of pro rataClassical Latin pro rata (parte), according to the calculated (share)
In proportion, according to a factor that can be calculated exactly.
Origin of pro rataLatin pr&omacron; rata (parte), according to the calculated (share) : pr&omacron;, according to + rata, feminine ablative of ratus, calculated.
- Alternative form of pro rata.
pro rata - Legal Definition
According to the rate; in proportion. If a lawyer charges $100 per hour, and she works a quarter of an hour, her pro rata fee would be $100/4, or $25.