Definitions for quid pro quoˈkwɪd proʊ ˈkwoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quid pro quoˈkwɪd proʊ ˈkwoʊ(n.)(pl.)quid pro quos, quids pro quo.

  1. something that is given or taken in return for something else; substitute.

    Category: Foreign Term

Origin of quid pro quo:

1555–65; < L: lit., something for something

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quid pro quo, quid(noun)

    something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises

Wiktionary

  1. quid pro quo(Noun)

    Something understood as another ; an equivocation.

  2. quid pro quo(Noun)

    This for that; giving something to receive something else ; something equivalent ; something in return.

  3. quid pro quo(Noun)

    An equal exchange.

  4. Origin: From : "what for what" . See quid, pro, and quo

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  1. Quid pro quo

    Quid pro quo means an exchange of goods or services, where one transfer is contingent upon the other. English speakers often use the term to mean "a favor for a favor"; phrases with similar meaning include: "give and take", "tit for tat", and "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours."

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