Coat of Arms


Find a Meaning Index

Latin Phrases


Legal Terms



Quid pro quo

Classic Language

Meaning of Quid pro quo
The English meaning and translation of this Latin phrase is as follows:

 "Something for something"

Definition of Quid pro quo
The meaning and definition of this famous Latin expression relates to a reciprocal exchange and used to describe a barter, swap, exchange or trade by giving something and receiving something equivalent in return. The term is similar to "give and take", an "Eye for an eye" or "tit for tat". Simply speaking "You do a favor for me and I'll do a favor for you."

Quid pro quo


"Quid pro quo" Legal Term
The phrase is also used as a legal term in respects of contracts or contract law.
The contractual term for quid pro quo is "mutual consideration" which is the value received for a promise to do or not do something. This is required for a valid contract between people who are not merchants.

Such a contract must involve the exchange of things of value such as goods or services. A person entering a contract for services may fulfil the 'quid pro quo' part of the bargain by the provision of the items.

This requirement of 'quid pro quo' meaning mutual consideration, or the exchange of something of value, indicates the sincerity of the intention of both parties to adhere to the legal contract between them.

Classic Motto and Proverb


Examples of Quid pro quo
The popular Latin phrase or expression "Quid pro quo" is
so familiar that it has become part of our own, everyday, English language. The meaning of the expression is "Something for something".

Examples of this common phrase are:

"I'll cook the dinner,
if you take me shopping. Quid pro quo!"

"What is the quid pro quo for my entering into this deal?"

"We had no cash so we had a Quid pro quo agreement that he would undertake the research
and I would provide the goods."


Quid pro quo

Definition of famous Latin expression and phrase
Means "Something for something"
Simple translation of this famous Latin phrase
Learn the meaning of this popular Latin saying
Examples, Meaning and Definition of expression
Definition of "Quid pro quo"
Understand the classic Latin language
Spell and Define: Quid pro quo

Classic Motto and Proverb


Quid pro quo - Something for something - Example - Latin to English - Definition - Translator - Definition - Common - Famous - Popular - Cool - Free - Online - On Line - English - Language - Convert - Convertor - Learn - Learning - Tattoo - Kids - Children - Phrase - Saying - Meaning - Origin - Spell - Spelling - Motto - Quote - Expression - Proverb - Word - Term - Sentence - Quid pro quo

March 2015 Siteseen Ltd

Cookie PolicyBy Linda AlchinPrivacy Statement