Legal Definition and Related Resources of Quasi

Meaning of Quasi

Strictly, the term means as is ; sharing the qualities of.

Quasi Alternative Definition

(Lat. as if; almost). A term used to mark a resemblance, and which supposes a little difference between two objects. Dig. 11. 7. 1. 8. 1; 60 111. 402. Civilians use the expressions quasi contractus, quasi delictum, quasi possessio, quasi traditio, etc.

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Quasi in Historical Law

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Constructive Contract, Executor, Judgment In Personam, Money Had And Received, Perjury, Prohibition, Quasi Corporation, Quasi Judicial, Quasi-contract, Tribunal.


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Quasi in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

Latin. As if; like, corresponding to. Marks resemblance, yet supposes difference, between objects. See People v. Bradley, 60 Ill. 402 (1871).

Note: This legal definition of Quasi in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

Concept of Quasi in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Quasi: Similar to but intrinsically different.

Concept of Quasi in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Quasi: Similar to but intrinsically different.

Quasi in Maritime Law

Note: There is more information on maritime/admiralty law here.

The following is a definition of Quasi, produced by Tetley, in the context of admiralty law: maritime liens – A term used to describe claims for pilotage, general average contributions and dock charges in Canada, which claims, under sects. 2(1) and 22(2)(l), (q),and (s), read with sects. 43(2) and (3), of theFederal Court Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. F-7, follow the ship into whosever hands it passes (like traditional maritime liens (see this maritime law term in this legal dictionary)), but which (unlike maritime liens) rank after rather than before ship mortgages. See Tetley, M.L.C., 2 Ed, 1998 at pp. 94, 452, 457 and 736-737; Tetley, Int’l. M. & A. L., 2003 at p. 436.

Concept of “Quasi”

Traditional meaning of quasi in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) As if; almost; as it were. Quasi agnum committere lupo: like handling the lamb over to the wolf.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Quasi”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

See Also

Quasi in Admiralty Law

For information on quasi in this context, see the entry on quasi in the maritime law encyclopedia.



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