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QUANDO ACCIDERENT
pleading, practice. When they may happen. When a de-fendant, executor, or administrator pleads plene administravit, the plaintiff may pray to have judgment of assets quando... more

QUAESTOR
The name of a magistrate of ancient Rome.... more

QUAKERS
A sect of Christians. 2. Formerly they were much persecuted on account of their peaceable principles which forbade them to bear arms, and they were... more

QUALIFICATION
Having the requisite qualities for a thing, as, to be president of the United States, the candidate must possess certain qualifications. See President of... more

QUALIFIED
This term is frequently used in law. A man hag a qualified property in animals ferae naturae, while they remain in his power, but,... more

QUALIFIED FEE
estates. One which has a qualification subjoined to it, and which must be determined whenever the qualification annexed to it is at an end. A... more

QUALIFIED INDORSEMENT
A transfer of a bill of exchange or promissory note to an indorsee, without any liability to the indorser, the words usually employed for... more

QUALITY
persons. The state or condition of a person. 2. Two contrary qualities cannot be in the same person at the same time. Dig. 41, 10, 4. 3.... more

QUALITY
pleading. That which distinguishes one thing from another of the same kind. 2. It is in general necessary, when the declaration alleges an injury to the... more

QUAESTIO
Rom. civ. law. A sort of commission (ad quaerendum) to inquire into some criminal matter given to a magistrate or citizen, who was called quaesitor... more

QUAERE
practice. A word frequently used to denote that an inquiry ought to be made of a doubtful thing. 2 Lill. Ab. 406.... more

QUAERENS NON INVENIT PLEGIUM,
practice. The plaintiff has not found pledge. The return made by the sheriff to a writ directed to him with this clause, namely, si... more

QUADRIPARTITE
Having four parts, or divided into four parts, as, this indenture quadripartite made between A B, of the one part, C D, of the... more

QUADROON.
A person who is descended from a white person, and another person who has an equal mixture of the European and African blood. 2 Bailey,... more

QUADRUPLICATION
pleading. Formerly this word was used instead of surrebutter. 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 469, n.... more

QUAE EST EADEM,
pleading. Which is the same. 2. When the defendant in trespass justifies, that the trespass justified in the plea is the same as that complained... more

QUADRANS
civil law. The fourth part of the whole. Hence the heir exquad rante, that is to say, the fourth-part of the whole.... more

QUADRANT
In angular measures, a quadrant is equal to ninety degrees. Vide Measure.... more

QUADRIENNIUM UTILE
Scotch law. The four years of a minor between his age of twenty-one and twenty-five years, are so called. 2. During this period he is permitted... more

QUACK
One, who, without sufficient knowledge, study or previous preparation, and without the diploma of some college or university, undertakes to practice medicine or surgery,... more

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