Law Dictionary – Legal Words ( Q )

quackery Charlatanry

quadrate To divide into quarters.

quadruple To multiply by four.

qualification A requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege.

qualify To endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions.

qualm A fit of nausea.

quandary A puzzling predicament.

quantity Magnitude.

quarantine The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease.

quarrelsome Irascible.

quarter One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided.

quarterly Occurring or made at intervals of three months.

quartet A composition for four voices or four instruments.

quarto An eight-page newspaper of any size.

quay A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it.

querulous Habitually complaining.

query To make inquiry.

queue A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.

quibble An utterly trivial distinction or objection.

quiescence Quiet.

quiescent Being in a state of repose or inaction.

quiet Making no noise.

quietus A silencing, suppressing, or ending.

quintessence The most essential part of anything.

quintet Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.

quite Fully.

Quixotic Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.

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