Pro-rata meaning

prō rātə, rä-, rătə
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.

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In proportion, according to a factor that can be calculated exactly.
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In proportion; proportionate(ly)
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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.
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(of an allocation) In proportion to some factor that can be exactly calculated.

Tenants who have given 30 days' notice who do not leave on the last day of the month will be credited on a pro rata basis.

The workers' overtime is calculated on pro rata basis.

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Alternative form of pro rata.
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Origin of pro-rata

  • Latin prō ratā (parte) according to the calculated (share) prō according to ratā feminine ablative of ratus calculated

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

  • From Latin pro (“according to") + ratus (“calculated")

    From Wiktionary