Pro and con
Pro Pro, adv. For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in contrast with {con}. [1913 Webster]

{Pro and con}, for and against, on the affirmative and on the negative side; as, they debated the question pro and con; -- formerly used also as a verb.

{Pros and cons}, the arguments or reasons on either side. [1913 Webster]


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