Pro forma


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Nov 17 2020 27

Pro forma is an adjective that means standard or done as a matter of politeness.

Our word of the day comes directly from a Latin phrase that translates to ‘for form’s sake.’ It’s often used to describe the form of documents.

I could tell the letter supposedly sent by the company offering a million dollar settlement was a fake because it wasn’t written in a pro forma manner. A legitimate letter of that kind would have been written in a far different way.