pro tanto
pro tan·to /prō-'tan-tō, -'tän-/ adv or adj [Late Latin]: for so much: to a certain extent
the obligation is pro tanto dischargedUniform Commercial Code
entered into a pro tanto release pending the appeal

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

pro tanto
(proh tan-toh) Latin for "for so much" or "to that extent." Often used to refer to partial payment on a claim (for example, the debt is pro tanto discharged).
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


pro tanto
adj. /adv. Latin To such extreme; as far as it goes; for just so much. Often, a partial payment made for invoking eminent domain.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


pro tanto
(Latin: For so much; for as much as one is able; as far as it can go.)
A term that refers to a partial payment made on a claim.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


pro tanto
[Latin, For so much; for as much as one is able; as far as it can go.] A term that refers to a partial payment made on a claim.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

pro tanto
[proh tahn-toe]
   Latin for "only to that extent." Example: a judge gives an order for payments for one year, pro tanto.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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