a qua


a qua
/ey kwow/
Lat. From which.
A court a quo (also written "a qua") is a court from which a cause has been removed. The judge a quo is the judge in such court. A term used, with the correlative ad quern (to which), in expressing the computation of time, and also of distance in space.
Thus, dies a quo, the day from which and dies ad quern, the day to which, a period of time is computed. So, terminus a quo, the point or limit from which, and terminus ad quern, the point or limit to which, a distance or passage in space is reckoned

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Qua — Qua, conj. [L., abl. of qui who.] In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as. [1913 Webster] It is with Shelley s biographers qua biographers that we have to deal. London Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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