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Q (KYU)

A unit used to measure the typographic distance. It is only used in some countries. It is the equivalent of 0.25 millimetres or 0.71 of a point. It is used mainly in Germany.

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Q B

An abbreviation of”Queen’s Bench.”

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Q B D

An abbreviation of “Queen’s Bench Division.”

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Q C

An abbreviation of “Queen’s Counsel.

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Q C F

An abbreviation of “quare clau- surn -fregit,” (q. v.)

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Q E N

An abbreviation of “quare exe- eutionem non,” wherefore execution [should] not [be issued.]

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Q RATIO

The ratio between all assets held by a company and their replacement cost in today’s market. Assets include machinery and plane items needed to cary out the companies trade. If the ratio is low then the company will renew its assets with second hand or reconditioned plant and machinery items as they are cheaper than purchasing new equipment.

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Q S

An abbreviation for “Quarter Sessions.”

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Q SCANDALUM MAGNATUM

In Eng- lish law. Scandal or slander of great men or nobles. Words spoken in derogation of a peer, a judge, or other great officer of the realm, for which an action lies, though it is Pnow rarely resorted to. 3 Bl. Comm. 123; 3 Steph. Comm. 473. This offense has not existed in America since the formation of the United States. State v. Shepherd, 177 Mo. 205, 76 S. W. 79, 99 Am. St. Rep. 624.

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Q SCAPEELARE

In old European law. To chop; to chip or haggle. Spelman.

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Q T

An abbreviation of “qui tarn,” (q. v.)

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Q UNIT

Term used to describe a unit of energy. It is the equivalent of 1 quintillion BTUs. It is the same value of 1000 quad units or 293,000 terra watt hours. It is used for large quantities of BTUs.

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Q V

An abbreviation of “quod vide,” used to refer a reader to the word, chapter, etc., the name of which it immediately follows.

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Q VICARAGE

In English ecclesiastical law. The living or benefice of a vicar, as a parsonage is of a parson. 1 Bl. Comm. 387, 388.

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Q WAY-GOING CROP

A crop of grain sown by a tenant for a term certain, during histenancy, but which will not ripen until after tlie expiration of his lease; to this, bycustom in some places, the tenant is entitled.

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Q’ SCHEDULE

A listing that is a requirement of the New York State Code. It is a schedule that is filed by an insurere with the particular state. It will be a list of all the insurer’s expenses for business.

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QHSE

An acronym for quality, health, safety, environment. These are the four components that have been identified that allow for human error to be the cause of all accidents in the work place. All accidents are preventable due to better administration and training methods.

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QNASI CONTRACTS

In the civil law. A contractual relation arising out of transactions between the parties which give them mutual rights and obligations, but do not involve a specific and express convention or agreement between them. Keener, Quasi Contr. 1; Brack- ett v. Norton, 4 Conn. 524. 10 Am. Dec. 179; People v. Speir, 77 N. Y. 150; Willard v. Doran, 48 Hun. 402. 1 N. Y. Supp. 588; Mc- Sorley v. Faulkner (Com. PI.) 18 N. Y. Supp. 400; Railway Co. v. Gaffney, 65 Ohio St. 104, 61 N. El 153. Quasi contracts are the lawful and purely voluntary acts of a man, from which there results any obligation whatever to a third person, and sometimes a reciprocal obligation between the parties. Civ. Code La. art. 2293. Persons who have not contracted with each other are often regarded by the Roman law. under a certain state of facts, as if they had actually concluded a convention between themselves. The legal relation which then takes place between these persons, which has always a similarity to a contract obligation, is therefore termed “oblirjalio quasi ex contractu.” Such a relation arises from the conducting of affairs without authority, (ncgotiorum gestio,) from the payment of what was not due. (solutio indebiti.) from tutorship and curatorship. and from taking possession of an inheritance. Mackeld. Rom. Law, 5 491

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QNASI ENTAIL

An estate pur autre vie may be granted, not only to a man and his heirs, but to a man and the heirs of hisbody, which is termed a “quasi entail;” the interest so granted not being properly anestate-tail, (for the statute De Donis applies only where the subject of the entail is anestate of inheritance.) but yet so far in the nature of an estate- tail that it will go to theheir of the bod.v as special occupant during the life of the cestui que vie, in the samemanner as an estate of inheritance would descend, if limited to the grantee and theheirs of his body. Wharton.

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QU&2STA

An indulgence or remission of penance, sold by the pope.

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