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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 addition to the inducement claim, Evans challenged the jury instructions from his trial on the grounds that they did not "properly describe the quid pro quo requirement for conviction if the jury found that the payment was a campaign contribution.
The lower court decisions in this case reflect disagreement as to whether the conduct should be characterized as quid pro quo or hostile work environment harassment.
This Note examines the twenty-five year history of quid pro quo sexual harassment, from its inception in the late 1970s through its treatment over the past five years, during which its importance and utility in the harassment lexicon has been greatly diminished.
Here is a tip, the Logistics and Operational Branches are notorious and very skilled in the quid pro quo game.
14) In effect, Ellerth recasts the old quid pro quo doctrine as tangible employment action doctrine.
The underlying quid pro quo for Private Money MUST be: "we're expensive but we're fast and dependable".
Part II, in the June 2004 issue, will summarize other rules, including planned-giving techniques, contributions of donated services, quid pro quo contributions and ordering rules for individuals with contributions subject to multiple limits.
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I was told that Jo would go but that the quid pro quo for that was that I had to go as well, " he said.
Terry McAuliffe, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), issued this statement following today's revelations regarding the quid pro quo with the Salvation Army and Bush's faith-based plan.
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.
Comparative reviews of problems and best practices, as well as academic research, suggest that corruption follows certain predictable routes and that precursory signs occur prior to any actual quid pro quo corrupt activity.
The quid pro quo for the researchers is to get the assignment.
Naturally, they'll want a quid pro quo for such an arrangement--after all, it's going to cost them something.