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QUADROON. A person who is descended from a white person, and another person who has an equal mixture of the European and African blood. 2 Bailey, 558. Vide Mulatto.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Further, the `union' of quadroons produces quadroons and likewise with octaroons. The addition of `full-blood' Aboriginal `blood' to the equation increases the Aboriginal quotient in a like manner to the introduction of white `blood'.