What does quid pro quo mean?

Definitions for quid pro quoˈkwɪd proʊ ˈkwoʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quid pro quo.

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


  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


  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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quid pro quo

    kwid prō kwō, n. something given or taken as equivalent to something else. [L., 'something for something.']


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quid pro quo in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quid pro quo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker:

    There's obviously no quid pro quo here.

  2. Elon Musk:

    There's no quid pro quo here, we're not asking for any money from the state.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    They burn the tapes, they eliminate the email. Yes, you might not have had a direct quid pro quo in the emails, but there might have been hints of things going.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    And,he said he's going to meet withHillary. That will be the point at which he formally hands over his sword and will have negotiated a quid pro quo inside his own Appomattox.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the oldest and well-accepted myths, which is the greatest enemy of truth in my view, is that one simply cannot maintain the best quality of life without consuming hazardous, toxic, and depleting substances. This myth has been persistent but unrealistic. Today, Innovative Scientists and Brilliant Green Chemistry Followers are defying this ancient myth of trade-off and "quid pro quo" - by apprpriately designing their chemical reactions, and selecting non-hazardous alternatives to otherwise toxic reagents. That's the way to to go! We must think Green, to keep our Beautiful Mother Earth Fresh and Clean - at all times.

Images & Illustrations of quid pro quo

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Translations for quid pro quo

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • αντάλλαγμαGreek
  • väärinkäsitys, vastasuoritus, vaihtokauppaFinnish
  • contrepartie, quiproquo, on ne donne rien pour rien, donnant donnantFrench
  • יד רוחצת יד, שמור לי ואשמור לךHebrew
  • viszontszolgáltatás, ellenérték, egyenérték, ellenszolgáltatásHungarian
  • quiproquóPortuguese
  • дашь на дашь, нечто за нечто, услуга за услугуRussian

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