Pro-bono meaning

prō bō'nō
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.

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Designating professional services provided, without compensation, for charitable organizations, poor persons, etc.
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(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.

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In a manner without fee.

After he retired, he offered pro bono representation from time to time.

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Origin of pro-bono

  • Latin prō bonō (publicō) for the (public) good prō for bonō ablative of bonum the good
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Abbreviated from Latin pro bono publico for the public good.
    From Wiktionary