pro confesso

adverb

pro con·​fes·​so
ˌprō-kən-ˈfe-sō
: as though confessed
the plaintiff's pleadings were taken pro confesso since the defendant did not appear
see also decree pro confesso at decree

Word History

Etymology

Latin

Dictionary Entries Near pro confesso

Cite this Entry

“Pro confesso.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/pro%20confesso. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!