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QUANTUM MERUIT
Latin meaning, "as much as he deserves." When there isn't an enforceable contract or agreement, the law implies (sort of makes one up) that the person who received something of value agreed to pay a reasonable amount for it to the person who gave it to him or her.
QUASH
To nullify or void (cancel) an order or a conviction. For example, a motion to quash may be filed to ask the court to cancel the bindover (transfer to circuit court) after a preliminary examination, or a subpoena may be quashed if the witness should not be forced to testify.
QUID PRO QUO
Latin meaning "this for that." Something for something, or the giving of one valuable thing for another.