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Jun 27, 2017
This week’s theme
Terms from law

This week’s words
arraign
pro se
depose
surrebuttal
subrogate

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pro se

PRONUNCIATION:
(pro say)

MEANING:
adjective, adverb: On one’s own behalf (i.e., representing oneself in a court, without a lawyer).

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin pro (for) + se (himself, herself, itself, themselves). Earliest documented use: 1861.

USAGE:
“Pro se cases always troubled Judge Fischbein. People representing themselves in this kind of complicated litigation invariably created problems for the court as well as everyone else involved -- a lose-lose situation!”
Doug McPheters; Goshawk; iUniverse; 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The highest result of education is tolerance. -Helen Keller, author and lecturer (27 Jun 1880-1968)

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