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QUIETUS REDDITUS

In old English law. Quitreut. Spelmau. See QUITRENT. Quilibet potest renunciare juri pro se introducto. Every oue may renounce or re- linquish a right introduced for his own benefit. 2 Inst. 183;

QUO WARRANTO

In old English practice. A writ, in the nature of a writ of right for the king, against him who claimed or usurped any office, franchise, or liberty; to inquire by what

QUOD PROSTRAVIT

That he do abate. The name of a judgment upou au indictment for a nuisance, that the defendant abate such nuisance. Quod pure debetur preesenti die debe- tur. That which is due

Q SCAPEELARE

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

Q C

An abbreviation of “Queen’s Counsel.

QUADRIPARTITE

Divided into four parts. A term applied in conveyancing to an indenture executed in four parts.

QUJESTOR

Lat A Roman magistrate, whose ofiice It was to collect the public rev- enue. Varro de L. L. iv. 14.

QUARANTINE

A period of time (theoretically forty days) during which a vessel, coming from a place where a contagious or infectious disease is prevalent, is detained by authority in the harbor of her

QUARTER SESSIONS

In English law. A criminal court held before two or more justices of the peace, (one of whom must be of the quorum,) in every county, once in every quarter of a

QUIA TIMET

Lat. Because he fears or apprehends. In equity practice. The technical name of a bill filed by a party who seeks the aid of a court of equity, because he fears some

QUILLE

In French marine law. Keel; the keel of a vessel. Ord. Mar. liv. 3, tit. 6, art 8.

QUOAD HOC

Lat As to this; with respect to this; so far as this in particular is concerned. A prohibition quoad hoc is a prohibition as to certain things among others. Thus, where a

QUOD RECUPERET

That he recover The ordinary form of judgments for the plaintiff in actions at law. 1 Archb. Pr. K. B. 225; 1 Burrill, Pr. 240. Quod remedio destituitur ipsa re valet si

Q C F

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

QUADROON

A person who is descended from a white person and another person who has an equal mixture of the European and African blood. State v. Davis, 2 Bailey (S. C.) 558.

QUiESTUS

L. Lat. That estate which a man has by acquisition or purchase, in con- tradistinction to “hwreditas,” which is what he has by descent. Clan. 1, 7, c. 1.

QUARE

Lat Wherefore; for what reason ; on what account. Used in the Latin form of several common-law writs.

QUARTERING SOLDIERS

The act of a government in billeting or assigning soldiers to private houses, without the consent of the owners of such houses, and requiring such owners to supply them with board or

QUERELA INOFFICIOSI TESTA- MENTI

at. In the civil law. A species of action allowed to a child who had been unjustly disinherited, to set aside the will, founded on tbe presumption of law, in such QUERENS

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