bill quia timet

noun

-‧ˈkwēəˈtē(ˌ)met,
-kwīəˈtī-
law
: a bill by which a petitioner asks aid to prevent a wrong that the petitioner fears he or she may suffer from an act or an omission of another

Word History

Etymology

Latin quia timet because he fears

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“Bill quia timet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bill%20quia%20timet. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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