qui tam

adjective

ˌkwī-ˈtam, ˌkwē-ˈtäm
: of, relating to, or being a qui tam action
a qui tam plaintiff

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, who as much, who as well; from the first words of a clause referring to the plaintiff as one who sues as much for the state as for himself or herself

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Cite this Entry

“Qui tam.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/qui%20tam. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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