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QUARE
pleadings. Wherefore. This word is sometimes used in the writ in certain actions, but is inadmissible in a material averment in the pleadings, for it... more

QUARE CLAUSUM FREGIT
Wherefore he broke the close. In actions of trespass to real estate the defendant is charged with breaking the close of the plain-tiff. Formerly... more

QUARE EJECIT INFRA TERMINUM
Wherefore did he eject within the term. The name of a writ which lies for a 1essee, who has been turned out of his farm... more

QUARE IMPEDIT
Eng. eccl. law. The name of a writ directed by the king to the sheriff, by which he is required to command certain persons by... more

QUARE OBSTRUXIT
The name of a writ formerly used in favor of one who having a right to pass through his neighbors grounds, was prevented enjoying... more

QUARREL
A dispute, a difference. In law, particularly in releases, which are taken most Bly against the releasor, when a man releases all quarrels he... more

QUARRY
A place whence stones are dug for the purpose of being employed in building, making roads, and the like. 2. When a farm is let... more

QUART
measures. A quart is a liquid measure containing one-fourth part of a gallon.... more

QUARTER
A measure of length, equal to four inches. Vide Measure.... more

To QUARTER
A barbarous punishment formerly inflicted on criminals by tearing them to pieces by means of four horses, one attached to each limb.... more

QUARTER DAY
One of the four days of the year on which rent payable quarterly becomes due.... more

QUARTER DOLLAR
money. A silver coin of the United States of the value of twenty-five cents. 2. It weighs one hundred and threee and one-eighth grains. Of one... more

QUARANTINE
commerce, crim. law. The space of forty days, or a less quantity of time, during which the crew of a ship or vessel coming from... more

QUARANTINE
inheritances, rights. The space of forty days during which a widow has a right to remain in her late hushands principal mansion, immediately after his... more

QUANTUM MERUIT
pleading. As much as he has deserved. When a person employs another to do work for him, without any agreement as to his compensation, the... more

QUANTUM VALEBAT
pleading. As much as it was worth. When goods are sold, without specifying any price, the law implies a promise from the buyer to the... more

QUANTITY,
pleading. That which is susceptible of measure. 2. It is a general rule that, when the declaration alleges an injury to goods and chattels, or any... more

QUANTUM DAMNIFICATUS
equity practice. An issue directed by a court of equity to be tried in a court of law, to ascertain by a trial before a... more

QUANTI MINORIS
The name of a particular action in Louisiana. An action quanti minoris is one brought for the reduction of the price of a thing... more

QUAMDIU SE BENE GESSERIT
As long as he shall behave himself well. A clause inserted in commissions, when such instruments were written in Latin, to signify the tenure... more

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