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English definition of “pro bono”

pro bono

adjective [before noun]     LAW
relating to work that is done, especially by a lawyer , without asking for payment : Miller Nash attorneys are each authorized to volunteer 120 pro bono hours to the community . She works with some nonprofit organizations on a pro bono basis . pro bono case / lawyer / work
pro bono adverb
(Definition of pro bono adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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