per quod

adverb or adjective

pər-ˈkwäd, ˌper-ˈkwōd
: 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

Word History


Latin, whereby

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“Per quod.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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