V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary

pro bono


Definition: a Latin term that translates to "for the public good"

Synonyms: free, gratis, no charge

Antonyms: compensated, paid for

Tips: Pro Bono is a Latin phrase meaning "for the public good." Pro Bono is often used by lawyers and other service providers to describe services that they offer to underprivileged people "for free." A law firm may take on a case pro bono (for free) as a way of giving back to the community.

Usage Examples:

We will develop the small website pro bono to thank you for giving us the larger project. (for free)

The doctor does a lot of pro bono work. (free, for the public good)

Our law firm is committed to doing more pro bono work than any other firm in town. (free, without compensation, for the public good)

The software company provided underprivileged schools with software pro bono. (free, without compensation, for the public good)

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