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quid pro quo

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌkwɪd.prəʊˈkwəʊ/ us    /-proʊˈkwoʊ/ (plural quid pro quos) formal
something that is given to a person in return for something they have done: The government has promised food aid as a quid pro quo for the stopping of violence.Prizes, rewards and medals
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