per quod
per quod /pər-'kwäd, ˌper-'kwōd/ adv or adj [Latin, whereby]: on the basis of or with reference to extrinsic circumstances
statements are considered defamatory per quod if the defamatory character of the statement is not apparent on its faceKolegas v. Heftel Broadcasting Corp., 607 N.E.2d 201 (1992)
a per quod claim for loss of consortium compare per se

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

per quod
adj. /adv., Latin Whereby. Having meaning only by reference to outside facts, such as on proof of injury or some sort of compensable damages. The opposite of per se.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


per quod
(Latin: Whereby.)
With respect to a complaint in a civil action, a phrase that prefaces the recital of the consequences of certain acts as a ground of special harm to the plaintiff.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


per quod
[Latin, Whereby.] With respect to a complaint in a civil action, a phrase that prefaces the recital of the consequences of certain acts as a ground of special harm to the plaintiff.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Per quod — is a Latin phrase (meaning whereby ) used to illustrate that the existence of a thing or an idea is on the basis of external circumstances not explicit. Legal Example Statements are considered defamatory per quod if the defamatory character of… …   Wikipedia

  • per quod — /par kwod/ Whereby. When the declaration in an action of tort, after stating the acts complained of, goes on to allege the consequences of those acts as a ground of special damage to the plaintiff, the recital of such consequences is prefaced by… …   Black's law dictionary

  • per quod — By which; by means of which …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • per quod defamatory — See libelous per quod; slanderous per quod …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • per quod consortium amisit — /par kwod kansorsh(iy)am amayzat/ In old pleading, whereby he lost the company [of his wife]. A phrase used in the old declarations in actions of trespass by a husband for beating or ill using his wife, descriptive of the special damage he had… …   Black's law dictionary

  • per quod servitium amisit — /par kwod sarvish(iy)am amayzat/ In old pleading, whereby he lost the service [of his servant]. A phrase used in the old declarations in actions of trespass by a master, for beating or ill using his servant, descriptive of the special damage he… …   Black's law dictionary

  • per quod actio accrevit — By means of which an action accrued …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • per quod consortium amisit — Through or by means of which, he has lost the consortium. 27 Am J1st H & W § 501 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • per quod matrimonium amisit — Through or by which he has lost his marriage. Harrison v Cage (Eng) 5 Mod 411 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • per quod servitium amisit — By or through which he lost his services …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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