Definition of pro bono publico in English:

pro bono publico

Syllabification: pro bo·no pu·bli·co
Pronunciation: /ˌprō ˈbônō ˈpo͞obliˌkō, ˈbōnō ˈpəbliˌkō
 
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adverb & adjective

  • 1For the public good: [as adverb]: the burden they carried pro bono publico
  • 1.1 (usually pro bono) chiefly North American Denoting work undertaken for the public good without charge, especially legal work for a client with a low income: [as adverb]: the attorneys are representing him pro bono [as adjective]: pro bono legal services
    More example sentences
    • A legal firm offers on-site pro bono legal services for noncriminal matters to our patients.
    • But immigrants have very few places to go for pro bono legal advice.
    • What we've been focusing on is providing tools for the legal profession to do pro bono work more easily.

Origin

Latin.

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