pro tanto

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Only to that extent

If 'making explicit' conveys this, then pro tanto it is a bad term. - How To Do Things With Words (1962) by JL Austin (OUP paperback edition, 69).

As an instalment, good enough as far as it goes, but not final; for what it is worth “I heard Mr Parnell accept the Bill of 1886 as a measure that would close the differences between the two countries; but since then he stated that he had accepted it as a pro tanto measure It was a parliamentary bet, and he hoped to make future amendments on it ”- Mr Chamberlain's speech, April 10th, 1893 Pro Tempore (3 syl ) Temporarily; for the time being, till something is permanently settled Contracted into pro tem
for so much; for as far as it goes
pro tanto

    Hyphenation

    pro tan·to

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    Etymology

    [ 'prO ] (noun.) 15th century. From pro (meaning "for") + tanto the ablative singular masculine form of tantus (meaning "so great" or "so much").

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