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QUIDAM
French law. Some, one, somebody. This Latin word is used to express an unknown person, or one who cannot be named. 2. A quidam is usually... more

QUIET ENJOYMENT
In leases there are frequently covenants by which the lessor agrees that the lessee shall peaceably enjoy the premises leased, this is called a... more

QUIETUS
Eng. law. A discharge, an acquittance. 2. It is an instrument by the clerk of the pipe, and auditors in the exchequer, as proof of their acquittance... more

QUlNTAL
A weight of one hundred pounds... more

QUlNTO EXACTUS
Eng. law. The fifth call or last requisition of a defendant sued to outlawry.... more

QUICK WITH CHILD, or QUICKENING
med. jurisp. The motion of the foetus, when felt by the mother, is called quickening, and the mother is then said to be quick with... more

QUIBBLE
A slight difficulty raised without necessity or propriety, a cavil. 2. No justly eminent member of the bar will resort to a quibble in his argument.... more

QUIA TIMET
a anticipantia, writs of prevention.", Co. Litt. 100 and see 7 Bro. P. C. 12 5. 2. These writs are generally obsolete. In chancery, when it... more

QUIA
pleadings. Because. This word is considered a term of affirmation. It is sufficiently direct and positive for introducing a material averment. 1 Saund. 117, n.... more

QUIA EMPTORES
A name sometimes given to the English Statute of Westminster, 3, 13 Edw. I., c. 1, from its initial words. 2 Bl. Com. 91.... more

QUI TAM
remedies. Who as well. When a statute imposes a penalty, for the doing or not doing an act, and gives that penalty in part to... more

QUESTOR or QUAESTOR
civil law. A name which was given to two distinct classes of Roman officers. One of which was called quaestores classici, and the other quaestores... more

QUESTION
practice. A point on which the parties are not agreed, and which is submitted to the decision of a judge and jury. 2. When the doubt... more

QUESTION
evidence. An interrogation put to a witness, requesting him to declare the truth of certain facts as far as he knows them. 2. Questions are either... more

QUASI PURCHASE
This term is used in the civil law to denote that a thing is to be considered as purchased from the presumed consent of... more

QUASI TRADITION
civil law. A term used to designate that a person is in the use of the property of another, which the latter suffers and does... more

QUATUORVIRI
Among the Romans these were magistrates who had the care and inspection of roads. Dig. 1, 2, 3, 30.... more

QUAY
estates. A wharf at which to load or land goods, sometimes spelled key. 2. In its enlarged sense the word quay, means the whole space between... more

QUE EST MESME
Which is the same. Vide Quce est eadem.... more

QUE ESTATE
These words literally translated signify quem statum, or which estate. At common law, it is a plea by which a man prescribes in himself... more

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