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pro-am British & World English

(Of a sports event) involving both professionals and amateurs

pro-am New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

involving professionals and amateurs

pro1 British & World English

A professional, especially in sport

pro2 British & World English

An advantage or argument in favour of something

PRO British & World English

Public Record Office

pro-1 British & World English

Favouring; supporting

pro-2 British & World English

Before in time, place, order, etc.

pro English Thesaurus

architects and engineers were all working pro bono for the nonprofit museum

pro-ana British & World English

(Of a website) encouraging or advocating anorexia

pro Deo British & World English

With legal costs paid by the state at the instruction of the court

pro tem British & World English

For the time being

per pro. British & World English

Per procurationem (used when signing a letter on behalf of someone else; now usually abbreviated to pp)

pro-form British & World English

A word or lexical unit which is dependent for its meaning on reference to some other part of the context, for example a pronoun or the verb do in she likes chocolate and so do I

pro forma British & World English

Done or produced as a matter of form

pro-life British & World English

Opposing abortion and euthanasia

pro shop British & World English

A retail outlet at a golf club, typically run by the resident professional, where golfing equipment can be purchased or repaired

pro tanto British & World English

To such an extent; to that extent

semi-pro British & World English

Short for semi-professional.

pro forma New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(not italic; two words, no hyphen even when attributive)

pro-choice British & World English

Advocating the legal right of a woman to choose whether or not she will have an abortion

pro-family British & World English

Promoting family life and traditional moral values

pro-nuncio British & World English

A papal ambassador to a country that does not accord the Pope’s ambassador automatic precedence over other ambassadors

pro-nuncio New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

papal ambassador without precedence over other ambassadors

pro-abortion British & World English

In favour of the availability of medically induced abortion

pro-democracy British & World English

Denoting or relating to political activism directed towards the establishment of democratic government in a country

pro-European British & World English

Favouring or supporting closer links with the European Union

pro hac vice British & World English

For or on this occasion only

quid pro quo British & World English

A favour or advantage granted in return for something

quid pro quo English Thesaurus

a congressman's support for the president on a particular issue may not represent a straightforward quid pro quo

quid pro quo New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

favour or advantage in return


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