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QUESTION CATEGORICAL

the description of a question that is able to be answered with a yes or a no.

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QUALIFIED DENIAL

a term for a semi-denial or an inadequate denying of the charges.

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QUIET TITLE

a suit brought about to obtain a determination as to the title of a certain piece of property.

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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.

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QUALIFIED DISCLAIMER

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

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QUESTION JUDICIAL

a matter that will be decided in a court of law.

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QUASI ADMISSION

a term applied to an admission that has inconsistent statements.

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QUESTION LEADING

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

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QUALIFIED OATH

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

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QUESTION HYPOTHETICAL

See hypothetical questions.

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QUERULOUS

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

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QUALIFYING CLAUSE

a term used for the conditional clause in a contract.

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QUALIFIED DISCHARGE

a term that means to partially release from an obligation.

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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.

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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.

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QUIETING THE TITLE

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

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QUALIFICATIONS

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

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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.

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QUOTIENT

a term that means the result of division.

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QUI TAM ACTION

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

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