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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An abbreviation of”Queen’s Bench.”
An abbreviation of “Queen’s Bench Division.”
An abbreviation of “Queen’s Counsel.
An abbreviation of “quare clau- surn -fregit,” (q. v.)
An abbreviation of “quare exe- eutionem non,” wherefore execution [should] not [be issued.]
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 carry out the company’s 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.
An abbreviation for “Quarter Sessions.”
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.
In old European law. To chop; to chip or haggle. Spelman.
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.
An abbreviation of “quod vide,” used to refer a reader to the word, chapter, etc., the name of which it immediately follows.
In English ecclesiastical law. The living or benefice of a vicar, as a parsonage is of a parson. 1 Bl. Comm. 387, 388.
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.
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.
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
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.
in Roman law. were commissions (or courts) of in- quisition into crimes alleged to have been committed. They were called “perpetua:,” to distinguish them from occasional inquisitions, and because they were permanent courts for the trial of offenders. Brown.
An indulgence or remission of penance, sold by the pope.
Lat. Considered as; in the character or capacity of. For example, “the trustee qua trustee [that is, in his character as trusteel is not liable,” etc.