Pro confesso
Pro Pro, prep. [L.; akin to prae before, Gr. ?, and E. for. See {For}, prep., and cf. {Prior}, a.] A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth. [1913 Webster]

{Pro confesso} [L.] (Law), taken as confessed. The action of a court of equity on that portion of the pleading in a particular case which the pleading on the other side does not deny.

{Pro rata}. [L. See {Prorate}.] In proportion; proportion.

{Pro re nata} [L.] (Law), for the existing occasion; as matters are. [1913 Webster]


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  • pro confesso — pro con·fes·so /ˌprō kən fe sō/ adv [Latin]: as though confessed the plaintiff s pleadings were taken pro confesso since the defendant did not appear see also decree pro confesso at decree Merriam Webster’s D …   Law dictionary

  • pro confesso — |prōkən|fe(ˌ)sō adverb (or adjective) Etymology: Latin, as (if) confessed law : in the category of what may be considered as true, factual, or valid by reason of not having been denied or rejected the matter was taken pro confesso since the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro confesso — See confession of judgment; decree pro confesso …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pro confesso — /prow kanfesow/ For confessed; as confessed. A term applied to a bill in equity, and the decree founded upon it, where no answer is made to it by the defendant. Under rules practice, this has been replaced by a default for want of prosecution.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Pro confesso et convicto — Pro confesso et convicto, lat., für geständig und überwiesen (erklärt) …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • decree pro confesso — see decree Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • decree pro confesso — A judgment or decree in a suit in equity taken against a defendant in default. 27 Am J2d Eq § 221. The method in equity of taking a bill pro confesso is consonant with the rule and practice of the courts of law, where, if the defendant makes… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bill pro confesso — See pro confesso …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • taking bill pro confesso — See decree pro confesso …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bill taken pro confesso — In equity practice, an order which the court of chancery makes when the defendant does not file an answer, that the plaintiff may take such a decree as the case made by his bill warrants …   Black's law dictionary

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