verb (used with object) Archaic.
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noun, plural quid pro quos, quids pro quo.
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Q is for quo, status: “The status quo has got to go” (a sign at a Tea Party rally).
Consequently he chose the restaurant, and its name was Quo Vadis?Diversions in Sicily|H. Festing Jones
Filled with amazement, Peter exclaimed, "Domine, quo vadis?"Italian Days and Ways|Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
Quo furore ille amicitias recentissimas et jucundissimas solveret.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Quo facto unanimi omnium consensu predictum Offam in regem tam Clerus quam populus coronarunt.
This struck me as very remarkable, for in England they would have spoken exactly in the same way of Italy; but quo me rapis?Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland|Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
British Dictionary definitions for quo (1 of 2)
noun plural quid pro quos
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Culture definitions for quo
A fair exchange; the phrase is most frequently used in diplomacy: “The Chinese may make some concessions on trade, but they will no doubt demand a quid pro quo, so we must be prepared to make concessions too.” From Latin, meaning “something for something.”
Idioms and Phrases with 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.