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What is quid pro quo?

Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase that literally means “something for something,” or “this for that.” We use the phrase to signify an exchange of goods, services, favors, or any other kind of value. When we’re talking about multiple exchanges, we can say quid pro quos.

Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase used in English to mean an exchange of goods or services.

Originally, the phrase quid pro quo was used in a medical context who lived in the first half of the sixteenth century.

 within several decades it was being used for more general equivalent exchanges. These days, it often occurs in legal contexts.

The mutual consideration that passes between two parties to a contractual agreement, thereby rendering the agreement valid and binding. In common usage, the quid pro quo refers to the giving of one valuable thing for another.

Quid pro quo has the same meaning in the law but with varying implications in different contexts.

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