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For the public good, now usually with the implication of no financial recompense. Also occasionally attributive or as adjective Compare pro bonoadjective.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Parker (1604–1652), political writer. From post-classical Latin pro bono publico for the public good from classical Latin prō + bonō, ablative of bonum, use as noun of neuter of bonus + pūblicō, ablative of pūblicus.
pro bono publico/ˌprəʊ ˌbəʊnəʊ ˈpʊblɪkəʊ/
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