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quod erat demonstrandum

[kwawd e-raht dey-mawn-strahn-doom; English kwod er-uht dem-uhn-stran-duhm]
which was to be shown or demonstrated.

quod erat faciendum

[kwawd e-raht fah-kee-en-doom; English kwod er-uht fey-shee-en-duhm]
which was to be done.
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quod (kwɒd)
chiefly (Brit) a slang word for jail
[C18: of uncertain origin; perhaps changed from quad, short for quadrangle]

quod erat demonstrandum (ˈkwɒd ˈɛræt ˌdɛmənˈstrændʊm)
QED (at the conclusion of a proof, esp of a theorem in Euclidean geometry) which was to be proved

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quod erat demonstrandum (Q.E.D.) [(kwawd er-aht dem-uhn-stran-duhm)]

A phrase used to signal that a proof has just been completed. From Latin, meaning “that which was to be demonstrated.”

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However, where it is necessary to prove the defamatory nature of the statement, the defamation is per quod and not per se.
Plaintiffs, however, cannot recover per quod damages.
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