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QUO PLVBA Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. In old English practice. A writ which lay where an inquisition had been made by an escheator iu any county of such lands or tenements as any man died seised of, and all that was in his possession was imagined not to be found by the office; the writ commanding the escheator to inquire what more (quw plura) lands and tenements the party held on the day when he died, etc. Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 255a; Cowell. Quae praeter consuetudinem et morem majorum fiunt neque placent neqne recta videntnr. Things which are done contrary to the custom of our ancestors neither please nor appear right 4 Coke, 78. Quae propter necessitatem recepta sunt, non debent in argumentum trabi. Things which are admitted on the ground of necessity ought not to be drawn into ques- tion. Dig. 50, 17, 162. Quae rerum natura probibentur nulla lege conflrmata sunt. Things which are forbidden by the nature of things are [cat be] confirmed by no law. Branch, Princ Positive laws are framed after the laws ol nature and reason. Finch, Law, 74. Quae singula non prosunt, jnncta juvant. Things which taken singly are of no avail afford help when taken together. Tray. Lat. Max. 486. Quae sunt minoris cttlpae sunt majoris infamiae. [Offenses] which are of a lower grade of guilt are of a higher degree of infamy. Co. Litt. 66. QIL2ECUNQUE INTRA RATIONEM 972


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