quid pro quo
  • (British) IPA: /ˌkwɪd.pɹəʊˈkwəʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌkwɪd.pɹoʊˈkwoʊ/

quid pro quo

  1. Something which is understood as something else; an equivocation.
  2. (historical) Substitution of one drug for another.
  3. Something which is offered or asked for in exchange for something else.
  4. A usually non-monetary exchange transaction, or series or process of exchange transactions.
    1. An equal or fair transaction or series of process of exchange transactions; tit for tat.
  5. (legal) Sexual harassment in which a person in a workplace implicitly or explicitly requires sexual favours in exchange for something.
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