quo pro quid

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quo pro quid

  1. (rare) form of quid pro quo
    • 1824, August 10, Charles Lamb, letter 350 to Thomas Hood, published in The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, volume 6 Letters 1821–1842, edited by E. V. Lucas:
      I design to give up smoking; but I have not yet fixed upon the equivalent vice. I must have quid pro quo; or quo pro quid, as Tom Woodgate would correct me. My service to him.
    • 1876, February 24, unknown author, Daily Democratic Statesman, quoted by Chuck Parsons in “Pidge,” Texas Ranger, published 2013, ISBN 1-60344-974-4, page 185 in note 94 on chapter “Pidge and the Rio Grande Frontier”:
      In Virginia they propose to tax each person who uses tobacco on the quo pro ‘quid’ principle.
    • 1961–62, Humphrey Mynors, quoted in The City of London: A Club No More, 1945–2000, by David Kynaston, published 2001, ISBN 0-7126-6735-0, part 3 “1959–70”, chapter 11 “Italian Motorways”, page 288:
      Have they not conceded on occasion without getting any redeployment as a quo pro quid, knowing that they can always offload the cost on to the home market?

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