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pro bono

or pro-bono

[proh boh-noh] /ˌproʊ ˈboʊ noʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
done or donated without charge; free:
pro bono legal services.
Origin of pro bono
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin prō bonō for (the) good, rightly, morally

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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pro bono publico

/ˈprəʊ ˈbəʊnəʊ ˈpʊblɪkəʊ/
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1.
for the public good
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Word Origin and History for pro-bono

pro bono

short for Medieval Latin pro bono publico "for the public good;" see pro- + bene-.

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