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QUIETUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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In old English law. Quit; acquitted; discharged. A word used by the clerk of the pipe, and auditors in the exchequer, in their acquittances or discharges given to accountants; usually concluding with an abinde reeessit quietus, (hath gone quit there- of,) which was called a “quietus est.” Cowell. In modern law, the word denotes an acquittance or discharge; as of an executor or administrator, (White v. Ditson, 140 Mass. 351, 4 N. E. 606, 54 Am. ltep. 473,) or of a judge or attorney general, (3 Mod. 99.)


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