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Pro Tanto

[Latin, For so much; for as much as one is able; as far as it can go.] A term that refers to a partial payment made on a claim.

In an Eminent Domain case, pro tanto describes the partial payment made by the government for the taking of land. This payment is given Without Prejudice, and the petitioner can maintain an action for the full amount of the land.

A pro tanto defense is a defendant's counter-claim against the plaintiff for one-half the requested damages.

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pro tanto

(proh tahn-toe) Latin for only to that extent. Example: a judge gives an order for payments for one year, pro tanto.

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PRO TANTO. For so much. See 17 Serg. & Rawle, 400.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(1) See Danny Frederick, "Pro-tanto versus Absolute Rights," Philosophical Forum 45 (Winter 2014), pp.
(2) Having a process for disposing of a particular issue (a "pro-tanto judgment') that resolves part, but not all, of an appeal will permit the Tax Court to streamline its workflow and case consideration and afford both taxpayers and CRA the opportunity to better manage their appeals and caseloads.