Definition of Pro forma

1. Adjective. As a formality only. "A one-candidate pro forma election"

Exact synonyms: Perfunctory
Similar to: Formal

2. Adverb. In a set manner without serious attention. "He kissed her cheek perfunctorily"
Exact synonyms: As A Formality, Perfunctorily
Partainyms: Perfunctory

Definition of Pro forma

1. Adjective. For the sake of form only. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pro Forma

pro-life faction
pro bono
pro forma (current term)
pro hac vice
pro hoc vice
pro per
pro rata
pro re nata
pro se
pro skirts
pro tanto
pro tem
pro tempore
pro wrestling

Literary usage of Pro forma

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"Where a pro forma judgment, entered on a referee's report with the assent of the parties, was not reviewable, on remand each party should pay half the costs ..."

2. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"The Magistrates met at the Court-House, ««0. pro forma, according to their last Adjournment; but not M»£ch finding any Matters designed to come before the ..."

3. Accounting Practice and Procedure by Arthur Lowes Dickinson (1913)
"._/ Modern Bookkeeping Methods—pro forma System The following pro forma system illustrates modern bookkeeping methods now in common use, without giving ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1827)
"A judgment was entered upon the special verdict ID the Court below, for the defendant, pro forma, by consent of parties, for the purpose of bringing the ..."

5. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1906)
"The Earl Cairns sat first in Parliament after the death of his brother. Several Lords took the oath. SELECT VESTRIES. Bill, pro forma, read 1*. ..."

6. Municipal Accounting by De Witt Carl Eggleston (1914)
"The items in the pro forma accounts have been posted for the most ... The pro forma accounts which appear later in the chapter are arranged and numbered in ..."

7. Municipal Accounting by De Witt Carl Eggleston (1914)
"CHAPTER XX GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTS CHART AND pro forma ACCOUNTS In order to illustrate the method of handling the accounts on the general ledger, ..."

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