Definition of quid pro quo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


quid pro quo

BrE BrE//ˌkwɪd prəʊ ˈkwəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkwɪd proʊ ˈkwoʊ//
[singular] (from Latin)
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a thing given in return for something else Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting a medicine substituted for another): Latin, ‘something for something’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quid pro quo