quid pro quo


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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

quid pro quo

Tit for tat; in law, a consideration (payment). These Latin words, literally meaning “this for that,” have been used in this way since Shakespeare’s time. Indeed, he used it in Henry VI, Part 1, when Margaret tells the Earl of Suffolk, “I cry you mercy, ’tis but quid pro quo” (5.3).
See also: pro, quid, quo
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Based on this understanding, some investment advisors, fund managers, broker-dealers and other financial firms that do business with public entities deploy compliance systems and risk assessment protocols that are geared to detect and prevent gifts, entertainment and benefits to personnel of public pensions and municipalities that may be construed as quid pro quo to obtain investment businesses from such public entities.
Follow-up album Quid Pro Quo included a new version of the band's 1986 hit In The Army Now, in support of the Help for Heroes charity campaign.
Those are far more meaningful and can be well-thought-out, but again, if they're quid pro quo, you never know.
Despite a hernia operation early this year Rossi, 61 - who formed The Spectres in 1962 - is raring to go on tour to promote the band's new, 29th, album Quid Pro Quo.
Instead, there must be an explicit quid pro quo agreement between a contributor and public official for a campaign donation to be illegal either under the bribery statute (10) or the Hobbs Act, which bans extortion by public officials.
He said: "A few weeks into the Quid Pro Quo UK tour I grabbed the chance to make my 100th ascent of Snowdon.
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.
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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. Newmark is buying a portion of the Gale Company, the real estate firm that Mack-Cali purchased last year for $500 million, and the source said the agency work was likely included as an added perk that will grease the wheels of the transaction.
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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.
He understands now that it was a quid pro quo arrangement," WFTS general manager Bill Carey told the Times.
501(c)(3) entity when the charity substantiates the value, or undervaluing the quid pro quo benefits a charity provides to a contributor in exchange for a contribution.