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Category: Q

QUASI IN REM

Latin term applied to the action based on a claim for money damages where a defendant’s property is subject to jurisdiction of the court.

QUALIFIED DISCLAIMER

a valid disclaimer of an interest in a property that is subject to gift band estate tax.

QUESTION LEADING

a question asked of a witness by the attorney that suggests the answer to be given.

QUALIFIED OATH

an oath that is taken under some circumstances that will modify and reduce its forcefulness.

QUERULOUS

This term means to be full of complaints, be a habitual complainer, to continually find fault and to be peevish.

QUALIFIED REFUSAL

the term that is given to a conditional refusal to hand over property that should be legally handed over. The refusal can be due to a lien.

QUALIFICATION OF JUROR

the term used for a juror who is qualified and able o be on a jury due to sound mind, lacking prejudice, living in the area, etc.

QUIETING THE TITLE

a court proceeding to remove a cloud from a property title. See cloud on title.

QUALIFICATIONS

the term that describes a person’s attributes that are needed for a certain job or position.

QUAE EST EADEM

a Latin phrase that means that the 2 things that appear to be different on the surface are actually the same matter.

QUOTIENT

a term that means the result of division.

QUI TAM ACTION

a Latin term for the legal action to collect a penalty through supplied information.

QUALIFIED NUISANCE

The name for a negligent, careless yet lawfully created nuisance that may cause an injury.

QUALIFIED VOTER

the term that describes a person who fulfills all of the qualifications that are needed to vote.