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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Definitions for qua

  1. In the capacity or character of; as.

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Citations for qua
This might be thought a decisive objection to a federal judge's writing about this subject even if the judge writes qua academic rather than qua judge. Richard A. Posner, An Affair of State
Gossipmongers aren't obsessed with gossip qua gossip; they're grappling with the great issues of our day: Truth, Honor and Justice. Robert Plunket, New York Times
Origin of qua
1640-1650
Qua is from the Latin, from qui, "who."
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