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pro tanto

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

Legal Definition of pro tanto

  1. :  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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