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pro re nata


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv pro re nata according to need (physicians use PRN in writing prescriptions) "add water as needed"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pro re nata (Law) for the existing occasion; as matters are.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pro re nata prō rē nā′ta, dealing with something that arises unexpectedly or out of due course, for special business.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. pro, for, re, abl. of res, thing, nata, abl. fem. of natus, born.


In literature:

I wish you would consider them seriously, and separately, and recur to them again 'pro re nata' in similar cases.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
Colaturae addi possit pro re nata aq.
"An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany" by Donald Monro
S. Teaspoonful pro re nata.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various