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Definition of PRO

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Pro \Pro\, prep. [L.; akin to prae before, Gr. ?, and E. for. See {For}, prep., and cf. {Prior}, a.] A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth. [1913 Webster]

     {Pro confesso} [L.] (Law), taken as confessed. The action of a court of equity on that portion of the pleading in a particular case which the pleading on the other side does not deny.

     {Pro rata}. [L. See {Prorate}.] In proportion; proportion.

     {Pro re nata} [L.] (Law), for the existing occasion; as matters are. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pro \Pro\, adv.
     For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in contrast with {con}. [1913 Webster]

     {Pro and con}, for and against, on the affirmative and on the negative side; as, they debated the question pro and con;
        -- formerly used also as a verb.

     {Pros and cons}, the arguments or reasons on either side. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pro- \Pro-\ [L. pro, or Gr. ?. See {Pro}.] A prefix signifying before, in front, forth, for, in behalf of, in place of, according to; as, propose, to place before; proceed, to go before or forward; project, to throw forward; prologue, part spoken before (the main piece); propel, prognathous; provide, to look out for; pronoun, a word instead of a noun; proconsul, a person acting in place of a consul; proportion, arrangement according to parts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

PRO
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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "pro":
     Admirable Crichton, adept, advocating, all for, approving, argument, argumentum, artisan, artist, attache, authority, aye, backing, case, con, connaisseur, connoisseur, cons, consideration, consultant, cordon bleu, crack shot, craftsman, dead shot, diplomat, diplomatist, doyen, elder statesman, elenchus, experienced hand, expert, expert consultant, favorable, favoring, for, functional, gownsman, graduate, handy man, ignoratio elenchi, in favor of, industrial, interest, journeyman, marksman, master, nay, no, no slouch, official, old pro, plaidoyer, plea, pleading, politician, professional, professor, proficient, pros, pros and cons, reason, refutation, savant, seasoned professional, shark, sharp, side, special pleading, statesman, supporting, talking point, technical, technical adviser, technician, the affirmative, the negative, vocational, well-disposed, well-inclined, whiz, with


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