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pro bo·no

 (prō bō′nō)
adj.
Provided free or at low-cost to certain legal clients in order to serve the public good: a lawyer's pro bono representation of low-income families.

[Latin prō bonō (publicō), for the (public) good : prō, for + bonō, ablative of bonum, the good.]

pro bono

adj
(Law) US of or relating to free legal work on cases in which a defendant is unable to pay for his own defence
adv
(Law) US free of charge, for a defendant who is unable to pay for his own defence

pro bo•no

or pro-bo•no

(ˌproʊ ˈboʊ noʊ)
adj.
done or donated without charge; free: pro bono legal services.
[1720–30; < Latin: for (the) good, rightly, morally]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pro bono - done for the public good without compensation
unpaid - not paid; "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill"
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