quid pro quo

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkwɪd.pɹəʊˈkwəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkwɪd.pɹoʊˈkwoʊ/

NounEdit

quid pro quo (plural quid pro quos or quae pro quibus or quid pro quibus)

  1. Something understood as another; an equivocation.
  2. (law) This for that; giving something to receive something else; something equivalent; something in return.
  3. An equal exchange.
    We had no money so we had to live by quid pro quo.

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Last modified on 10 January 2014, at 19:55