pro confesso

adverb
pro con·​fes·​so | \ˌprō-kən-ˈfe-sō\

Legal Definition of pro confesso 

: as though confessed the plaintiff's pleadings were taken pro confesso since the defendant did not appear — see also decree pro confesso at decree

History and Etymology for pro confesso

Latin

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