quid pro quo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quid pro quo something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quid pro quo kwid prō kwō, something given or taken as equivalent to something else.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'something for something.'

Usage

In literature:

M. Gillenormand had not accepted the quid pro quo.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Then there's an awfully funny QUID PRO QUO, when Tardiveau arrives and is under the impression that he's at an opera dancer's house.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
We've got to have a quid pro quo, you know-most of us.
"Dangerous Days" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Consideration originally meant quid pro quo, as will be explained hereafter.
"The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Life would indeed be an easy affair if one could "get rid of one's sins" on such an ingenuous principal of quid pro quo!
"The Lamp of Fate" by Margaret Pedler
To-day we meet merely as attorney and client to arrange the final QUID PRO QUO.
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
Chambers, who had in view the quid pro quo.
"Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia" by William John Wills
As for the quid pro quo, Siward had insisted from the first on a business arrangement.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
Perhaps he saw that Captain Clubbe did not intend to go much further without some quid pro quo.
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
I ask him, where's his quid pro quo?
"The Glugs of Gosh" by C. J. Dennis
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In poetry:

"Kind friends," said Sym . . . But, at a glance,
The 'cute Sir Stodge had seen his chance.
"Quid nuncl" he cried. "O noble Glugs,
This fellow takes you all for mugs.
I ask him, where's his quid pro quo?
I ask again, quo warranto?
"The Debate" by C J Dennis

In news:

If you pay an employee severance, you risk having your severance fuel the litigation against your organization, unless you make a general release for the quid pro quo for the severance.
This kind of quid pro quo is both lawful and desirable.
Candidates in the 2nd Congressional District race are running television ads, with one of them alleging a quid-pro-quo in the state Legislature.
What will be the quid pro quo.
UAW-Moroun quid pro quo could backfire.
Four Republican lawmakers accuse Justice Department of inappropriate quid pro quo.
Nassau GOP Calls Dem's ' Quid Pro Quo' Illegal.
Libous Denies " Quid Pro Quo" With Westchester Law Firm.
What will be the quid pro quo .
Four Republican lawmakers accuse Justice Department of inappropriate quid pro quo .
Fight Over Proposed Dog Park Gets Nasty As Allegations of Political Quid Pro Quo Are Thrown.
Nassau GOP Calls Dem's ' Quid Pro Quo ' Illegal.
Libous Denies " Quid Pro Quo " With Westchester Law Firm.
Mayor accused of election quid pro quo .
UAW-Moroun quid pro quo could backfire .
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