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pro tanto

adverb or adjective pro tan·to \ prō-ˈtan-tō, -ˈtän- \

legal Definition of pro tanto

:for so much :to a certain extent
  • discharges pro tanto the seller's debt
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • entered into a pro tanto release pending the appeal

Origin and Etymology of pro tanto

Late Latin


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