Definitions

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  • adj. Representing oneself (in court); without an attorney.

Etymologies

Latin pro se. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is followed by another fixed passage reciting how "Sacerdotes nostri [here, according to Leslie, the Deacon recited the names of the Archbishop of Toledo and other metropolitans of Spain] Papa Romensis [here the name of the reigning pope was inserted] et reliqui [i.e. according to Leslie's conjecture, the Bishops of Carthage, Milan, Lyons etc.]," and all priests, deacons, clerks, and surrounding peoples offer the oblation for themselves and for all the brotherhood with a response: "Offerunt pro se et pro universa fraternitate".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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  • "Pro se legal representation refers to the instance of a person representing himself or herself without a lawyer in a court proceeding, whether as a defendant or a plaintiff and whether the matter is civil or criminal. Pro se is a Latin phrase meaning 'for oneself'. This status is sometimes known as propria persona (abbreviated to 'pro per'). In England and Wales the comparable status is 'litigant in person'."

    - Wikipedia

    June 10, 2010