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QUIDAM

Lat. Somebody. This term is used in the French law to designate a person whose name is not known. Quidquid cnim sive dolo et culpa ven- ditoris accidit in eo venditor securus

QUIRITARIAN OWNERSHIP

In Roman law. Ownership held by a title recognized by the municipal law, in an object also recognized by that law, and in the strict character of a Roman citizen. “Roman law

QUOD CUM

In pleading. For that whereas. A form of introducing matter of inducement in certain actions, as assumpsit aud case. Quod datum est ecclesise, datum est Deo. 2 Inst. 2. What is given

QUOTA

A proportional part or share; the proportional part of a demand or liabil ity, falling upon each of those who are col lectively responsible for the whole.

QUADRAGESIMA

Lat. The fortieth. The first Sunday in Lent is so called because it is about the fortieth day before Easter. Cowell.

QUiERE

A query; question; doubt This word, occurring in tbe syllabus of a reported case or elsewhere, shows that a question is propounded as to what follows, or that the particular rule, decision,

QUANDO ACCIDERINT

Lat. When they shall come in. The name of a judgment sometimes given against an executor, especially on a plea of plene administrarit, which empowers the plaintiff to have the benefit of

QUASI

not enjoy his right because the owner bad so obstructed it. Cowell.

QUATUORVIRI

In Roman law. Magistrates who had the care and inspection of roads. Dig. 1, 2, 3, 30.

QUESTUS EST NOBIS

Lat. A writ of nuisance, which, by 15 Edw. I., lay against him to whom a house or other thing that caused a nuisance descended or was alienated ; whereas, before that

QUIET, v

To pacify; to render secure or unassailable by the removal of disquieting causes or disputes. This is the meaning of tbe word in the phrase “action to quiet title.” which is a

QUIT, v

To leave; remove from; surrender possession of; as when a tenant “quits” the premises or receives a “notice to quit.”

QUOD NULLUM EST

Qnod !n jure scripto “jus” appcllatur, id ill lege Anglise “rectum” esse dicitur. What in the civil law is called “jus,” in the law of England is said to be “rcctum,” (right)

QUOTATION

1. The production to a court or judge of the exact language of a statute, precedent, or other authority, in support of an argument or proposition ad- vanced. 2. The transcription of

QUADRAGESIMALS

Offerings formerly made, on Mid-Lent Sunday, to the mother church.

QUAY

A wharf for the loading or unloading of goods carried in ships. This word is sometimes spelled “key.” The popular and commercial signification of the word “quay” involves the notion of a

QUI NON PROHIBET

means to that end. Commonwealth v. Andrews, 3 Mass. 129. Qui destruit medium destruit flnem. He wlio destroys the mean destroys the end. 10 Coke, 516; Co. Litt 161a; Shep. Touch. 342.

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