Definition of quid pro quo in English:

quid pro quo

Syllabification: quid pro quo
Pronunciation: /ˈkwid ˌprō ˈkwō
 
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noun (plural quos)

  • A favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something: the pardon was a quid pro quo for their help in releasing hostages
    More example sentences
    • Behind the scenes, the tacitly understood tradeoffs amount to quid pro quos.
    • It does seem, however, that the deal entails some interesting quid pro quos.
    • Negotiate in good faith first, and look at quid pro quos (such as aquaculture licenses), rather than using the hammer of forcible acquisition.
    Synonyms
    exchange, trade, trade-off, swap, switch, barter, substitute, reciprocation, return; amends, compensation, recompense, restitution, reparation

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting a medicine substituted for another): Latin, 'something for something'.

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