Quantum valebat
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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantum suff — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantum sufficit — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • q s — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quanta — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • MONETAE usus — excogitari coepit, postquam simplicissimum illud et naturae maxime, teste Aristotele, conveniens Mercaturae genus, quod mericum fiebat permutatione,in desuetudinem abiit. Quia enim alter alterius mercibus non semper opus habebat, Moneta inventa… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Liste de locutions latines — Cet article contient une liste de locutions latines présentée par ordre alphabétique. Pour des explications morphologiques et linguistiques générales, consulter l article : Expression latine. Sommaire  A   B … …   Wikipédia en Français

  • DRACHMA — Gr. Δραχμὴ, genus nummi, quod interdum λεπτὸν ὁλκὴν, ὀβολὸν, δηνἀριον, quoque iidem dicebant, Romanis Denarius fuit, h. e. sesterti quatuor. Quod ad pondus, septem drachmae unciam incurrunt; unde consequitur, cum libra sit 12. unciarum, 84.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • LIBRA Nummaria — nomen a pondo cepit, quod libram, quam vocant Troianam, i. e. uncias 12. olim pendebat. Inde Saxonibus punde, Anglis pound. Aestimabatur autem alias solidis, alias denariis, alias oris i. e. unciis. Primo in usum venit Libram numerare. dein cum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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