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Q. B.

Q. B. An abbreviation of "Queen's Bench."

Q. B. D. An abbreviation of "Queen's Bench Division."

Q. C. An nhbrevlution of “Queen's Counsel.

Q. C. 1". An abbreviation of “quare clau-

aum fregit." (q. 0.)

Q. E. N. An abbreviation of “qmzre emecutionem mm," wherefore execution [should] not [be issued.]

Q. S. sions."

An abbreviation for “Quarter Ses-

Q. T. An abhreviation of "and tam," (q. 1;.)

Q. 17'. An abbreviation o “quad wide," used to refer a reader to the word. chapter, etc., the name of which it immediately follows.

QUA. Lat. Considered as: in the char- acter or capacity oi“. For example, “the trustee qua trustee [that is, in his character as trustee] is not iiabie," etc.

QUACK. A pretender to medical skill which he does not possess; one who practices as a physician or surgeon Without adequate preparation or due qualification.‘ See El- mergreen v. Hum, 115 Wis. 385, 91 N. W. 973.

QUACUNQUE VIA DATA. Whichever way you take it.

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

QUADRAGESIMALS. Offerings former- ly made, on Mid-Lent Sunday, to the mother church.

QUADRAGESMS. The third volume of the year books of the reign of Edward I11. So called because beginning with the fortieth year of that sovei-eigu‘s reign. Crabb, Eng. Law, 327

QUADRANS. Lat. In Roman law. The fourth part; the quarter of any number, measure, or quiiutity. Hence an heir to the fourth part of the inheritance was called “lurrcs e-.r quadrants." Also a Roman coin. being the fourth part of an as. equal in value to an Fuglish half-peimy.

In old English law. A farthing; fourth part or quarter of a penny.



QIIADRANT. An angular measure of

niuety degrees.



QUADRANTATA THERE. In old English law. A measure of land, variously described as a quarter of an acre or the fourth part of a yard-land.

QUADBARIUM. in old records. A stonepit or quarry. Cowell. QUADRIENNIUM. Lot. in the civil

law. The tour-yenrs course of study re- quired to be pursued by law-students before they were qualified to study the Code or collection of imperial constitutions. See Inst. proem.

QUADRIENNIUM UTILE. In Scotch law. The term of four years allowed to A minor. after his majority, in which be may by suit or action endeavor to annul any deed to his prejudice, granted during his minority. Bell.

QUADEIPARTITE. Divided into four parts. A term applied in conuayaucing to an indenture executed in four parts.

QUADROON. A person who is descended from :1 white person a.ud another person who has an equal mixture of the European and African blood. State v. Davis, 2 Bailey (S. C.) 558.

QUADRUPLATORES. Lat. in Roman law. informers who, if their information were followed by conviction, had the fourth part of the confiscated goods for their trouble.

QUADRUPLICATIO.}} Lat. In the civil law. A pleading on the part of a defendant, corresponding to the rebutter at common law. ’i‘he third pleading on the part of the defendant. Inst. -1. 14. 3: 3 Bl. Comm. 310.

Quin ab liostibus napinntnr, statim ea- pientinm fiunt. 2 Burrows. 693. Things which are taken from enemies immediately become the property of the captors.

Q1192 ab initio inntilis fuit institution. ex post fncta convalesoere non potent. An institution which was at the beginning or no use or force cannot acquire force from after mutter. Dig. 50. 17. 210.

Quse ab initio non vnlent, ex post facto convalescere non possunt. Things invalid from the beginning cannot be nude valid by subsequent act. Tray. Lat. Max. 432

1211:: ncnessionnm locum obtinent, extingnuntur cum pr-incipnles res peremptie fuex-int. Things which hold the place of uccessories are extinguished when the principal things are destroyed. 2 Path. Obi.

202; Broom, Max 496.