qui tam

adjective
\ ˌkwī-ˈtam, ˌkwē-ˈtäm \

Legal Definition of qui tam

: of, relating to, or being a qui tam action a qui tam plaintiff

History and Etymology for qui tam

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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“Qui tam.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/qui%20tam. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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