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pro bo·no pu·bli·co / ˌprō ˈbônō ˈpoōbliˌkō; ˈbōnō ˈpəbliˌkō/ • adv. & adj. for the public good: [as adv.] the burden they carried pro bono publico. ∎  (usu. pro bono) denoting work undertaken for the public good without charge, esp. legal work for a client with a low income: [as adv.] the attorneys are representing him pro bono | [as adj.] pro bono legal services.

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pro bono publico Latin, meaning for the public good; recorded in English from the late 17th century.

In North America, the phrase (usually in form pro bono) denotes work undertaken for the public good without charge, especially legal work for a client on a low income.

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