Definition of pro rata adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


pro rata

BrE BrE//ˌprəʊ ˈrɑːtə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌproʊ ˈrɑːtə//
(from Latin, formal)
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(of a payment or share of something) calculated according to how much of something has been used, the amount of work done, etc. synonym proportionate If costs go up, there will be a pro rata increase in prices. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro rata basis, according to length of service. Word Originlate 16th cent.: Latin, literally ‘according to the rate’.

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