\ pər-ˈkwäd, ˌper-ˈkwōd\

Legal Definition of per quod

: on the basis of or with reference to extrinsic circumstances statements are considered defamatory per quod if the defamatory character of the statement is not apparent on its faceKolegas v. Heftel Broadcasting Corp., 607 N.E.2d 201 (1992) a per quod claim for loss of consortium — compare per se

History and Etymology for per quod

Latin, whereby

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