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 debtUniform Commercial Code entered into a pro tanto release pending the appeal

History and Etymology for pro tanto

Late Latin

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“Pro tanto.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/pro%20tanto. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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