Pro Forma Definition

prō fôrmə
Done as a formality; perfunctory.
American Heritage
For (the sake of) form; as a matter of form.
Webster's New World
Provided in advance so as to prescribe form or describe items.
A pro forma copy of a document.
American Heritage
For form.
Webster's New World Law
Done as a formality, rather than because of conviction, in order to make possible further proceedings.
Webster's New World Law

Other Word Forms of Pro Forma


pro forma
pro formas

Origin of Pro Forma

  • New Latin prō fōrmā prō for the sake of fōrmā ablative of fōrma form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin, see Latin etymology.

    From Wiktionary

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