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The government defends the law as necessary to prevent the appearance of quid pro quo corruption.

Washington can’t always tell folks beyond the Beltway what to do, but it can still get results through quid pro quo.

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Similar accusations against the bloc of school board members were levied in the ethics reports, which accused them of steering contracts, doing political favors and engaging in a quid pro quo with a labor union.

The reports accuse a majority of elected school board members of a variety of offenses, including steering contracts, doing political favors and engaging in a quid pro quo with a labor union.

At worst, it opens the door to backroom quid pro quo to water down important legislation.

“The U.S. is going to want to keep these as separate issues and not link them formally with a quid pro quo,” he said.

The Court has upheld limits on individual contributions to avoid quid pro quo corruption or the “appearance of corruption.”

The Budapest document makes sense historically only as a quid pro quo agreement resting upon American credibility to act.

The Supreme Court only accepts one justification for limiting political speech: quid pro quo corruption or the appearance thereof.

Fully 29 examples—almost five times the number of “quid pro quo” examples—were cases of “improper dependence.”

"I quite admit that; but you've always received a quid pro quo," the general snapped.

This quid pro quo went on for some five minutes before I discovered that here the secret police service is called "the railway."

He had bestowed himself without receiving the due quid pro quo.

As many symptoms are common to several diseases, I took not infrequently quid pro quo.

The ''cute trick' upon the honest farmer was capital, and a fair quid pro quo.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quid pro quo, such as: equal exchange, equal substitution, equivalent, eye for an eye, like for like, and measure for measure.

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