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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUID PRO QUO

There is no longer any quid pro quo for her alliance with France.

I do not understand it—there is no quid pro quo in the business to my apprehension.

But you must know that I shall have at least my quid pro quo.

It is on the legal principle of quid pro quo, a consideration for a consideration.

But the possibility of such a quid pro quo had left her undisturbed.

I could hardly have got out of it if Godfrey had expected a quid pro quo.

He was paid $150 or $175 as a quid pro quo for his interest in the Liberator.

It was tit for tat, quid pro quo, what was sauce for the goose—the goose again!

In my notice of this work I said that the English shortly hoped to give the Germans a quid pro quo.

Now, one of the marked peculiarities of Connecticut is an indisposition to part with anything without a quid pro quo.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Latin, literally "something for something, one thing for another," from nominative and ablative neuter singulars of relative pronoun qui "who" (see who) + pro "for" (see pro-) + quo, ablative of quid.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUID PRO QUO

exchange

nountrade; deal
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