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 Pro and Con. (Latin).Pro Tem’pore (3 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pro Tanto.
As an instalment, good enough as far as it goes, but not final; for what it is worth.   1
        “I heard Mr. Parnell accept the Bill of 1886 as a measure that would close the differences between the two countries; but since then he stated that he had accepted it as a pro tanto measure… . It was a parliamentary bet, and he hoped to make future amendments on it.”—Mr. Chamberlain’s speech, April 10th, 1893.

 Pro and Con. (Latin).Pro Tem’pore (3 syl.). 


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