"quid pro quo" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term quid pro quo mean?

"Quid pro quo" is a Latin phrase that translates to "something for something" in English. It refers to a mutual exchange or transaction where one party provides something of value in return for receiving something in return. It often implies a reciprocal arrangement or the expectation of a fair exchange.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences:
  • The business partners agreed on a quid pro quo arrangement, where each would contribute their expertise to the project in exchange for a share of the profits.
  • In politics, there is often a perceived need for quid pro quo, where politicians expect support or favors from interest groups in return for policy concessions.
  • The labor union negotiated a quid pro quo with the company, securing higher wages in exchange for increased productivity and efficiency.
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