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pro bono publico

[proh boh-noh poo-bli-koh; English proh boh-noh puhb-li-koh] /proʊ ˈboʊ noʊ ˈpu blɪˌkoʊ; English proʊ ˈboʊ noʊ ˈpʌb lɪˌkoʊ/
adverb, Latin.
1.
for the public good or welfare.
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  • Ay, by the blue vault of heaven will we,” said Bunce, “if it be pro bono publico!

    The Pirate Sir Walter Scott
  • Generous to a fault, his purse—which the bounty of his aunt keeps well supplied—is a public bank, pro bono publico.

    The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
  • pro bono publico was the order of the day—pro libertate patri was the motto of each freeman.

  • Good deeds ought to be talked about, ought they not, pro bono publico, eh?

    Uncle Max Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Instead of pro bono publico your motto is pro bono tempo—for a good time!

    The Tracer of Lost Persons Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for pro bono publico

pro bono publico

/ˈprəʊ ˈbəʊnəʊ ˈpʊblɪkəʊ/
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1.
for the public good
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