Quantum meruit
Quantum Quan"tum, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See {Quantity},] 1. Quantity; amount. ``Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary. --W. K. Clifford. [1913 Webster]

{Quantum meruit}[L., as much as he merited] (Law), a count in an action grounded on a promise that the defendant would pay to the plaintiff for his service as much as he should deserve.

{Quantum sufficit}, or {Quantum suff.} [L., as much suffices] (Med.), a sufficient quantity; -- abbreviated {q. s.} in pharmacy.

{Quantum valebat}[L., as much at it was worth] (Law), a count in an action to recover of the defendant, for goods sold, as much as they were worth. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quantum meruit — is a Latin phrase meaning as much as he has deserved . This claim is also referred to as unjust enrichment. In the context of contract law, it means something along the lines of reasonable value of services . In the United States, the elements of …   Wikipedia

  • quantum meruit — quan·tum me·ru·it / kwän təm mer u̇ it, yu̇ / n [Latin, as much as he/she deserved] 1: a claim or count grounded on an implied contract that the defendant would pay the plaintiff as much as deserved for services or materials provided; specif: a… …   Law dictionary

  • quantum meruit — /kwontam mehruwat/ Quantum meruit as amount of recovery means as much as deserved, and measures recovery under implied contract to pay compensation as reasonable value of services rendered. Kintz v. Read, 28 Wash.App. 731, 626 P.2d 52, 55. An… …   Black's law dictionary

  • quantum meruit — noun an inference that the defendant has promised to pay the plaintiff for the plaintiffs work or labor as much as he should deserve …   Wiktionary

  • quantum meruit — Latin: as much as has been earned 1) Denoting a payment for goods or services supplied in partial fulfilment of a contract, after the contract has been breached. 2) Denoting a payment for goods or services supplied and accepted, although no price …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • quantum meruit — /ˌkwæntυm meruɪt/ phrase a Latin phrase meaning ‘as much as has been earned’ …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • quantum meruit — As much as it is worth. The amount deserved. A common count of general assumpsit. 1 Am J2d Actions § 13. A common count of assumpsit for work and labor …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • quantum meruit — ˈmerəwə̇t noun Etymology: Latin, as much as he deserved : a count in a legal action grounded on a promise that the defendant would pay to the plaintiff for the plaintiff s work or labor as much as he should deserve …   Useful english dictionary

  • assumpsit on quantum meruit — /3sam(p)s3t on kwontsm meruwst/ When a person employs another to do work for him, without any agreement as to his compensation, the law implies a promise from the employer to the workman that he will pay him for his services as much as he may… …   Black's law dictionary

  • assumpsit on quantum meruit — /3sam(p)s3t on kwontsm meruwst/ When a person employs another to do work for him, without any agreement as to his compensation, the law implies a promise from the employer to the workman that he will pay him for his services as much as he may… …   Black's law dictionary

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