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  • QUOUSQUE

    QUOUSQUE - . A Latin adverb, which signifies how long, how far, until. 2. In old conveyances it is used as a word of limitation. 10 Co. 41. 3. In practice it is the name of an execution which is to have force until the defendant shall do...

  • QUOTATION

    QUOTATION - , practice. The allegation of some authority or case, or passage of some law, in support of a position which it is desired to establish. 2. Quotations when properly made, assist the reader, but when misplaced, they are inconve...

  • QUOTA

    QUOTA - . That part which each one is to bear of some expense; as, his quota of this debt; that is, his proportion of such debt.

  • QUOT

    QUOT - , Scotch law. The twentieth part of the movables, computed without computation of debts, was so called. 2. Formerly the bishop was entitled, in all confirmations, to the quot of the testament. Ersk. Prin. B. 3, t. 9, n. 11.

  • QUORUM

    QUORUM - . Used substantively, quorum signifies the number of persons belonging to a legislative assembly, a corporation, society, or other body, required to transact business; there is a difference between an act done by a definite number o...

  • QUOD RECUPERET

    QUOD RECUPERET - . That he recover. The form of a judgment that the plaintiff do recover. See Judgment quod recuperet.

  • QUOD PROSTRAVIT

    QUOD PROSTRAVIT - . The name of a judgment upon an indictment for a nuisance, that the defendant abate such nuisance.

  • QUOD PERMITTAT PROSTERNERE

    QUOD PERMITTAT PROSTERNERE - , Engl. law. That he give leave to demolish. The name of a writ which commands the defendant to permit the plaintiff to abate the nuisance of which complaint is made, or otherwise to appear in court and to show c...

  • QUOD PERMITTAT

    QUOD PERMITTAT - , Engl. law. That he permit. The name of a writ which lies for the heir of him who is disseised of his common of pasture, against the heir of the disseisor, he being dead. Termes de la Ley.

  • QUOD EI DEFORCEAT

    QUOD EI DEFORCEAT - , Engl. law. The name of a writ given by Stat. Westmin. 2, 13 Edw. I. c. 4, to the owners of a particular estate, as for life, in dower, by the curtesy, or in fee tail, who are barred of the right of possession by a recov...

  • QUOD DAMNUM

    QUOD DAMNUM - , Eng. law. The name of a writ issuing out of and returnable into chancery, directed to the sheriff, commanding him to inquire by a jury 'What damage it will be to the king, or any other, to grant a liberty, fair, market, highw...

  • QUOD CUM

    QUOD CUM - , pleading; It is a general rule in pleading, regulating alike every form of action, that the plaintiff shall state his complaint in positive and direct terms, and not by way of recital. "For that," is a positive allegation; "for...

  • QUOD COMPUTET

    QUOD COMPUTET - . The name of an interlocutory judgment in an action of account render: also the name of a decree in the case of creditors' bills against executors or administrators. Such a decree directs the master to take the accounts betw...

  • QUO WARRANTO

    QUO WARRANTO - , remedies. By what authority or warrant. The name of a writ issued in the name of a government against any person or corporation that usurps any franchise or office, commanding the sheriff of the county to summon the defendan...

  • QUO MlNUS

    QUO MlNUS - . The name of a writ. In England, when the king's debtor is sued in the court of the exchequer, he may sue out a writ of quo minus, in which he suggests that he is the king's debtor, and that the defendant has done him the injury...

  • QUO ANIMO

    QUO ANIMO - . The intent; the mind with which a thing has been done; as, the quo animo with which the words were spoken may be shown by the proof of conversations of the defendant relating to the original defamation. 19 Wend. 296.

  • QUlNTO EXACTUS

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

  • QUlNTAL

    QUlNTAL - . A weight of one hundred pounds

  • QUIT RENT

    QUIT RENT - . A rent paid by the tenant of the freehold, by which he goes quit and free; that is, discharged from any other rent. 2 Bl. Com. 42. 2. In England, quit rents were rents reserved to the king or a proprietor, on an absolute gra...

  • QUIT CLAIM

    QUIT CLAIM - , contracts. A release or acquittal of a man from all claims which the releasor has against him.