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quid pro quo

 (kwĭd′ prō kwō′)
n. pl. quid pro quos also quids pro quo
Something that is given in return for something else or accepted as a reciprocal part of an exchange.

[Latin quid prō quō : quid, something + prō, for + quō, ablative of quid, something.]
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quid pro quo

(ˌkwɪd prəʊ ˈkwəʊ)
n, pl quid pro quos
1. a reciprocal exchange
2. something given in compensation, esp an advantage or object given in exchange for another
[C16: from Latin: something for something]
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quid pro quo

(ˈkwɪd proʊ ˈkwoʊ)

n., pl. quid pro quos, quids pro quo.
something that is given or taken in return for something else; substitute.
[1555–65; < Latin: literally, something for something]
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quid pro quo

A Latin phrase meaning something for something, used to mean a fair exchange or something given in exchange for something else.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quid pro quo - something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
retainer, consideration - a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
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quid pro quo

noun exchange, interchange, tit for tat, equivalent, compensation, retaliation, reprisal, substitution The statement is emphatic that there must be a quid pro quo.
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Translations
יד רוחצת יד
egyenértékellenértékellenszolgáltatásviszontszolgáltatás

quid pro quo

[ˈkwɪdprəʊˈkwəʊ] N (quid pro quos (pl)) → compensación f (for por)
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quid pro quo

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quid pro quo

[ˌkwɪdprəʊˈkwəʊ] n (reciprocal exchange) → contraccambio
his promotion was the quid pro quo for his support → venne promosso in cambio del suo appoggio
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