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Monday, July 22, 2013

Definitions for quillet

  1. a subtlety or quibble.

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Citations for quillet
Some points involved in the discussion of the question under consideration suggest legal quillets, and exercises in scholastic logic, of a kind in which Aquinas and his brother schoolmen, writers of patristic and mediaeval divinity, would have fairly reveled. Edited by Sir Frederick Pollock, The Law Quarterly Review, 1894
O! some authority how to proceed; Some tricks, some quillets, how to cheat the devil. William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, 1598
Origin of quillet
Quillet is related to the word quiddity meaning "a trifling nicety."