Dictionary of Law
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quantum meruit :: : (kwahn-tuhm mare-ooh-it) n. Latin for "as much a ... uit by implying a contract existed.
quash :: v. to annul or set aside. In law, a motion to quas ... s when the wrong person was served.
quasi :: : (kway-zeye, kwah-zee) adj., adv. from Latin for ... ve to be treated "as if" they were.
quasi community property :: n. in community property states, property acquired ... : community property palimony quasi
quasi contract :: n. a situation in which there is an obligation as ... fulfilled. See also: contract quasi
quasi corporation :: n. a business which has operated as a corporation ... poration de facto corporation quasi
quasi in rem :: adj. referring to a legal action which is primaril ... See also: in personam in rem quasi
quasi-criminal :: adj. a reference to a court's right to punish for ... defendant. See also: criminal quasi
quasi-judicial :: adj., adv. referring to the actions of an agency, ... -judicial. See also: judicial quasi
Queen's Bench :: n. 1) the highest court in Great Britain during th ... include close to 50 percent women.
query :: n. common lawyer lingo for a question to be answer ... ingo for a question to be answered.
question of fact :: n. in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, an issue ... also: finding judge question of law
question of law :: n. an issue arising in a lawsuit or criminal prose ... udge question of fact trier of fact
qui tam action :: : (kwee tam) n. from Latin for "who as well," a la ... technical violations and/or errors.
quid pro quo :: : (kwid proh kwoh) n. Latin for "something for som ... this deal?" See also: consideration
quiet enjoyment :: n. the right to enjoy and use premises (particular ... damages for it. See also: nuisance
quiet title action :: n. a lawsuit to establish a party's title to real ... opposition. See also: notice title
quit :: v. to leave, used in a written notice to a tenant ... o: notice to quit unlawful detainer
quitclaim deed :: n. a real property deed which transfers (conveys) ... also: convey deed grant deed title
quo warranto :: (kwoh wahr-rahn-toe) n. the name for a writ (order ... ticles). See also: corporation writ
quorum :: n. the number of people required to be present bef ... ly set by statute. See also: bylaws
quotient verdict :: n. an award of money damages set by a jury in a la ... rial motion for a new trial verdict