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quantum meruit
: (kwahn-tuhm mare-ooh-it) n. Latin for "as much as he deserved,"...
quash
v. to annul or set aside. In law, a motion to quash asks the judg...
quasi
: (kway-zeye, kwah-zee) adj., adv. from Latin for "as if," almost...
quasi community property
n. in community property states, property acquired by a couple wh...
quasi contract
n. a situation in which there is an obligation as if there was a ...
quasi corporation
n. a business which has operated as a corporation without complet...
quasi in rem
adj. referring to a legal action which is primarily based on prop...
quasi-criminal
adj. a reference to a court's right to punish for actions or omis...
quasi-judicial
adj., adv. referring to the actions of an agency, boards or other...
Queen's Bench
n. 1) the highest court in Great Britain during the reign of a Qu...
query
n. common lawyer lingo for a question to be answered.
question of fact
n. in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, an issue of fact in whic...
question of law
n. an issue arising in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution which on...
qui tam action
: (kwee tam) n. from Latin for "who as well," a lawsuit brought b...
quid pro quo
: (kwid proh kwoh) n. Latin for "something for something," to ide...
quiet enjoyment
n. the right to enjoy and use premises (particularly a residence)...
quiet title action
n. a lawsuit to establish a party's title to real property agains...
quit
v. to leave, used in a written notice to a tenant to leave the pr...
quitclaim deed
n. a real property deed which transfers (conveys) only that inter...
quo warranto
(kwoh wahr-rahn-toe) n. the name for a writ (order) used to chall...
quorum
n. the number of people required to be present before a meeting c...
quotient verdict
n. an award of money damages set by a jury in a lawsuit in which ...

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