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  1. Q

    A unit used to measure the typographic distance. It is only used in some countries. It is the equivalent of 0.25 millimetres or 0.71 of a point. It is used mainly in Germany.
  2. Q Ratio

    The ratio between all assets held by a company and their replacement cost in today's market. Assets include machinery and plane items needed to cary out the companies trade. If the ratio is low then the company will renew its assets with second hand or reconditioned plant and machinery items as they are cheaper than purchasing new equipment.
  3. Q Schedule

    A listing that is a requirement of the New York State Code. It is a schedule that is filed by an insurere with the particular state. It will be a list of all the insurer's expenses for business.
  4. Q Score

    The Q Score (more popularly known as Q-Rating) is a measurement of the familiarity and appeal of a brand, celebrity, company, or entertainment product (e.g., television show) used in the United States. The higher the Q Score, the more highly regarded the item or person is among the group familiar with them. Q Scores and other variants are primarily used by the advertising, marketing, media, and public relations industries.
  5. Q'd

    Quod, which see.
  6. Q.E.D.

    Q.E.D. (also written QED) is an initialism of the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum, meaning "what was to be demonstrated", or, less formally, "thus it has been demonstrated". The phrase is traditionally placed in its abbreviated form at the end of a mathematical proof or philosophical argument when the original proposition has been exactly restated as the conclusion of the demonstration. The abbreviation thus signals the completion of the proof.
    Latin abbreviation for quod erat demonstrandum: "Which was to be demonstrated." Q.E.D. may appear at the conclusion of a text to signify that the author's overall argument has just been proven. Illustrative caselaw See, e.g. Stupak-Thrall v. U.S., 89 F.3d 1269, 1299 (6th Cir. 1996). See also Law Latin
  7. Qatl

    Qatl is the term in Arabic used in sharia to refer to the crime of premeditated murder.
  8. QC Clause

    In insurance law, a QC clause is a clause in an insurance policy (usually but not exclusively a professional indemnity insurance policy) that provides that an action against the insured is not to be contested unless a Queen's Counsel (or QC) advises that the defence has a reasonable prospect of success. The principal reason for such clauses is to minimise conflict between the insured and the insurer. The insurer will often wish to settle claims as quickly and cheaply as possible, but the [...]
  9. QDOT

    An abbreviation for qualified domestic trust. See qualified domestic trust.
  10. QDRO

    An abbreviation for qualified domestic relations order. See qualified domestic relations order.
  11. Qhse

    An acronym for quality, health, safety, environment. These are the four components that have been identified that allow for human error to be the cause of all accidents in the work place. All accidents are preventable due to better administration and training methods.
  12. Qirad

    The qirad was one of the basic financial instruments of the medieval Islamic world. It was an arrangement between one or more investors and an agent where the investors entrusted capital to an agent who then traded with it in hopes of making profit. Both parties then received a previously settled portion of the profit, though the agent was not liable for any losses.
  13. QMCSO

    An abbreviation for qualified medical child support order. See qualified medical child support order.
  14. Qnltare

    To acquit; to exonerate.
  15. QTIP Trust

    An abbreviation for qualified terminable interest property trust. See qualified terminable interest property trust. Illustrative caselaw See, e.g. Wells Fargo Bank New Mexico, N.A. v. United States, 319 F.3d 1222 (10th Cir. 2003). See also Qualified domestic trust Estates and trusts
  16. Qua

    "Which; as". In the capacity of.
    As; in the office or capacity of; e. g., qua guardian.
    Acting in the capacity of. After identifying a person, the word "qua" may be added to signify that the rest of the statement pertains to that person acting in the capacity of whatever title or position comes after "qua." Illustrative caselaw See, e.g. New Jersey v. Delaware, 552 U.S. 597, 600 (2008). See also Sine qua non
    Lat. Considered as; in the character or capacity of. For example, "the trustee qua trustee [that is, in his character as trustee] is not liable," etc.
  17. Qua Supra

    As appears above.
  18. Quack

    A pfetended physician. See 115 Wis. 385, 91 N. W. 973.
    A pretender to medical skill which he does not possess; one who practices as a physiclan or surgeon without adequate preparation or due qualification. See El-mergreen v. Horn, 115 Wis. 385, 91 N. W. 073.
    One, who, without sufficient knowledge, study or previous preparation, and without the diploma of some college or university, undertakes to practice medicine or surgery, under the pretence that he possesses secrets in those arts. 2. He is criminally answerable for his unskilful practice, and also, civilly to his patient in certain cases. Vide Mala praxis; Physician.
  19. Quacunque Via Data

    Whichever way it is considered.
    Lat. Whichever way you take it.
  20. Quad

    1. A room that can accomodate four persons. 2. This applies to a unit of electricity that has a quadrillion or 1015 BTUs. It will last around 293 terra watt hours for powering electrical items.

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