in propria persona
- 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.'
- He decided to present his case in propria persona instead of hiring an attorney.
- Acting in propria persona, she filed all the necessary legal documents herself.
- Not everyone is comfortable handling their case in propria persona, as it requires knowledge of the law and court procedures.