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English definition of “pro forma”

pro forma

adjective [before noun], adverb     /ˌprəʊˈfɔː.mə/ US  /ˌproʊˈfɔːr-/ formal
describes words or actions that are usual or done in the usual way: a pro forma declaration of loyalty Habitual and customary
(Definition of pro forma adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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