in propria persona

Definition of "in propria persona"
  1. A legal term of Latin origin meaning 'for one's self.' It's used when someone acts as their own attorney in a lawsuit. This is noted on legal documents where the party's personal information is stated in place of an attorney's. Commonly abbreviated as 'in pro per.'
How to use "in propria persona" in a sentence
  1. He decided to present his case in propria persona instead of hiring an attorney.
  2. Acting in propria persona, she filed all the necessary legal documents herself.
  3. Not everyone is comfortable handling their case in propria persona, as it requires knowledge of the law and court procedures.

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