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words there is no ambiguity, then no expo- sition contrary to the words is to be made.

QUOTUPLEX. Of how many kinds; how many told. A term of frequent occurrence in Sheppard's Touchstone.

QUOUSQUE. Lat. How long; how far; until. In old conveyances it is used as a word or limitation. 10 Coke, 41.

QUOVIS MODO. Lat. In whatever manner.

Quum de lucro duorum quaeratur, melior est causa possidentis. When the question is as to the gain of two persons, the title of the party in possession is the better one. Dig. 50. 17. 126, 2.


Quum in testamento ambigue aut etiam perperam scriptum est, benigne interpretari et secuudum id quod cred- ible et cogitatum, credentlum est. When in a will an ambiguous or even an erroneous expression occurs, it should be construed liberally and in accordance with what is thought the probable meaning of the testator. Dig 34, 5, 24; Broom, Max. 437.

Quinn principalis calun non consistit ne ea quidem qua: sequuntur locum habent. When the principal does not hold the incidents thereof ought not to obtain. Broom, Max. 496.

Quum quod ago nuo:: valet ut ago, valeat quantum valere potest. 1 Vent. 216. When what I do is of no force as to the purpose for which I do it. let it be of

force to as great a degree as it can.