from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An equal exchange or substitution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something understood as another ; an equivocation.
- n. This for that; giving something to receive something else ; something equivalent ; something in return.
- n. An equal exchange.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
It didn't matter that Bjani had turned around and granted the Lorelei miners a quid pro quo out of the goodness of his heart.
Their quid pro quo was that if Bethmann-Hollweg’s attempt to bring about a peace conference should fail — as they fully expected — the U-boats would be unleashed.
“What about Ms. Murphy’s point that this is a quid pro quo case and not a hostile environment case?”
The upcoming trial, Dietz v. Chipster, is a quid pro quo case of sexual harassment.