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Borrowed from Latin quid prō quō (literally something for something).

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

  1. Something understood as something else; an equivocation.
  2. (law) This for that; giving something to receive something else; something equivalent; something in return.
    1. (law) A form of sexual discrimination where a person implicitly or explicitly offers something in exchange for sexual favours.
  3. An equal exchange.
    We had no money so we had to live by quid pro quo.

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