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  1. quantum meruit

    quantum meruit

    The reasonable value of services rendered, and is a claim or right of action for the aforementioned services. Within common law, this is a right of... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-07-2011 04:55 PM Go to entry
     
  2. quare clausum fregit

    quare clausum fregit

    The translation is “wherefore he broke the close.” In real property terms, a person who has trespassed has broken the close of the owner’s property.... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-30-2011 10:48 PM Go to entry
     
  3. quasi-guardian

    quasi-guardian

    A person who assumes the role of a guardian without any authority to do so. Example: If a brother begins to take care of his minor sister after... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-28-2011 06:35 PM Go to entry
     
  4. quid pro quo

    quid pro quo

    Literally, in Latin the term means “something for something.” In modern times, the term refers to an action or thing that is done or exchanged in... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 01-02-2012 09:14 PM Go to entry
     
  5. quitclaim dded

    quitclaim dded

    A quitclaim deed is a deed whereby a purported property owner conveys all of his or her interests within the property to another person. However,... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-21-2011 07:22 PM Go to entry
     
  6. quorum

    quorum

    The minimum number of members, who must be present for a group to conduct business, usually consisting of a majority of members.
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