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QUID PRO QUO
Something for something. In moral matters it is either the application of strict justice to a given situation; or the giving to someone only what he or she deserves and no more; or the inflicting of a penalty in the exact measure of a crime.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.