pro forma
pro for·ma /prō-'fȯr-mə/ adj [Latin, for the sake of form]
1: made or carried out in a perfunctory manner or as a formality
2: provided or made in advance to describe items or projections
a pro forma invoice

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

pro forma
adjective as a matter of form, by course of conduct, by custom, by habit, by past practice, by trade and usage, by usage, ceremoniously, common, customary, for the sake of appearances, for the sake of form, formally, in due form, in set form, ritualistically, ritually, standard, superficially, usual associated concepts: pro forma decree, pro forma judgment, pro forma order

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


pro forma
adj.
(Latin) For the sake of form; as a matter of form, rather than based on facts; for politeness.
(1) Describes judgments rendered to facilitate further proceedings rather than on the basis of facts.
(2) Describes accounting statements showing anticipated income before it actually occurs.
adv.
pro forma

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


pro forma
Latin for "as a matter of form." In the courts, a ruling made as a formality, intended to move matters along.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

pro forma
USA
Latin for "as a matter of form." The term refers to a presentation of financial statements as if a certain event had occurred. For example, pro forma financial statements delivered in connection with a bank loan closing will show the hypothetical financial condition of the borrower as if the loan had been made.
See also

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


pro forma
adj. Latin For form.
1 Done as a formality, rather than because of conviction, in order to make possible further proceedings.
2 In accounting procedures, done in advance to provide a what-if statement, predict results, or to convince. For example, a balance sheet showing combined figures of two companies in case of a merger.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


pro forma
As a matter of form or for the sake of form. Used to describe accounting, financial, and other statements or conclusions based upon assumed or anticipated facts.

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


pro forma
I
As a matter of form or for the sake of form. Used to describe accounting, financial, and other statements or conclusions based upon assumed or anticipated facts.
II For the sake of form.

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

pro forma
   1) prep. Latin for "as a matter of form," the phrase refers to court rulings merely intended to facilitate the legal process (to move matters along).
   2) n. an accountant's proposed financial statement for a business based on the assumption that certain events occurred, such as a 20% increase in annual sales or 6% inflation.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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