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per quod

adverb or adjective \ 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 face
  • Kolegas v. Heftel Broadcasting Corp., 607 N.E.2d 201 (1992)
  • a per quod claim for loss of consortium
— compare per se

Origin and Etymology of per quod

Latin, whereby


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