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quid pro quo

A favor done for someone in exchange for a favor in return. This Latin phrase means "something for something." You wash my car, and I'll drop off your dry cleaning—quid pro quo. Our company has a specific policy against quid pro quo, to prevent unfair treatment and harassment.
See also: pro, quid, quo

quid pro quo

An equal exchange or substitution, as in I think it should be quid pro quo-you mow the lawn and I'll take you to the movies. This Latin expression, meaning "something for something," has been used in English since the late 1500s.
See also: pro, quid, quo

ˌquid pro ˈquo

(from Latin) a thing that is given in return for something else: The management have agreed to begin pay talks as a quid pro quo for suspension of strike action.
The meaning of the Latin phrase is ‘something for something’.
See also: pro, quid, quo
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In 2010, a landmark United States Supreme Court decision involving former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling solidified the requirement of a quid pro quo when the federal government attempts to use an "honest services fraud" theory under the federal mail and wire statutes.
There is no such thing as free lunch and relations between countries were guided by their national interests and based on a quid pro quo.
The agency had mentioned in its earlier chargesheets that the multi- crore investments made by various companies and individuals in the business empire of Jagan were nothing but " bribes" given to him as a quid pro quo gesture to the sops doled out to them during his father late Y.
Some critics see the agreement as a quid pro quo for the new $100 million National Stadium donated and built by China and inaugurated March 26.
23) The court also boldly states that in some instances, the word "explicit," as applied to a quid pro quo agreement in McCormick, can actually mean the exact opposite, "implicit.
The world governing body has picked up on rumours that one European bidder for 2018 has made a quid pro quo agreement for blocks of votes with a country bidding for 2022.
It quoted an unnamed Western source close to the talks with Israel saying: A quid pro quo deal is in the offing.
When I was the executive member responsible and chair of the BSF Board, Cllr Jan Clein and I had a motion agreed committing the council to a quid pro quo replacement of the current Quarry site for the open space taken for the new school on the Millbank site.
If we are to assume that an injunction would have resulted in a higher licensing fee than the forced royalties given by the court, then surely this decision goes against a quid pro quo analysis.
An in house team at Mack-Cali previously handled leasing in the building, but a source revealed that the company may be handing off the assignment as part of a quid pro quo.
Also, if a charitable organization (except a governmental unit) receives a quid pro quo donation exceeding $75, the organization must provide a written statement informing the donor that the donation is deductible only to the extent it exceeds the value of goods or services provided by the organization and a good faith estimate of their value.
Now, no one alleges that any laws have been broken, or that there's a quid pro quo in which companies get contracts in exchange for contributions.
There is a quid pro quo for the debt relief obtained.
As the First Circuit stated fifteen years ago, "[t]he gist of a quid pro quo claim is that [an employee] is threatened by [a supervisor] with demands for a sexual encounter.
1) If you can't (or won't) do it, give convincing reasons up front; (2) establish the rules of engagement; (3) a mentoring relationship doesn't guarantee loyally; (4) having a protege has political risks; (5) you can't force anyone to take advice; and (6) expect a quid pro quo.