pro-, por-, pur-

(Greek > Latin: a prefix signifying before; forward, forth; for, in favor of; in front of; in place of, on behalf of; according to; as, to place before; to go before or forward, to throw forward)

Pro ecclesia et patria.
For church and country.

Motto of Trinity College, Harford, Connecticut, USA.

Pro ecclesia, pro Texana.
For the church, for Texas.

Motto of Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA is also given as "For Church, For Texas" and was adopted in 1851 (according to Baylor's Internet Home Page).

Pro et con(tra). (Latin phrase)
Translation: "For and against."
Pro forma. (Latin phrase)
Translation: "For [the sake of]."

Form; as a matter of form. In commercial use, it is an account drawn up to show the market value of certain products.Used for importing products, a pro forma invoice must sometimes be presented in advance to arrange for payment or permits.

It is understood that this preliminary estimate may not be as exact as the actual invoice to be presented later as the final bill to be paid.

Pro humanitate.
For humanity.

Motto of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

Pro mundi beneficio. (Latin motto)
Translation: "For the benefit of the world."
Pro rata. (Latin phrase)
Translation: "In proportion."
pro re nata, p.r.n.
As the occasion arises; as needed.
Pro scientia et religione.
For science and religion.

Motto of Denver University, Colorado, USA.

pro tanto
For so much.

For as much as may be; as far as it goes; to that extent.

pro tempore, pro tem.
For the time being; temporarily.
pro tempore, pro tem, p.t. (adjective, adverb)
1. At the present time, but not permanently: A chairperson pro tem is someone who is pro tempore, that is a person who will serve until a permanent chairperson is selected.
2. Etymology: from Latin, literally "for the time (being)."
pro virili parte
To the best of one's ability.
pro-, a prefix used in front of a noun
In favor of or supporting something or someone; often used with a hyphen: A few examples of pro- include the following: pro-life, pro-American, pro-European, etc.
proabortion (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the support of the legalization of the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus of a woman in order to end a pregnancy: The proabortion parents arranged for Dr. Sneed to perform the necessary surgery for their daughter.

Related before-word units: ante-; antero-; anti-; pre-.