from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Something that is given in return for something else or accepted as a reciprocal part of an exchange.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Something given for something else; a tit for tat; in law, an equivalent; a thing given or offered in exchange for or in consideration of another; the mutual consideration and performance of either party as toward the other in a contract.
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- noun Something understood as another ; an
- noun law This for that; giving something to receive something else ; something
equivalent; something in return.
- noun An
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin quid prō quō : quid, something + prō, for + quō, ablative of quid, something.]
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From Latin : "what for what" . See quid, pro, and quo
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thinkcharlene commented on the word quid pro quo
The Yellow Submarine
February 14, 2007
dgstone commented on the word quid pro quo
Latin for "something for something." Why does the word quo instantly make anything its part of sound like something used by turned-noses?
March 14, 2008
wookinpanub commented on the word quid pro quo
Every time I hear this phrase I think of Dr. Lecter in his cage..."Quid pro quo, Clarice."
December 17, 2008
Prolagus commented on the word quid pro quo
Not to be confused with qui pro quo, which means "misunderstanding" in many Romance languages.
Quid pro quo is not used in Italian: we use do ut des instead.
December 17, 2008
isoglossian commented on the word quid pro quo
somewhat similar to the concept of placebo~
April 30, 2009