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Quasi

[Latin, Almost as it were; as if; analogous to.] In the legal sense, the term denotes that one subject has certain characteristics in common with another subject but that intrinsic and material differences exist between them.

A Quasi Contract is an obligation invoked by law in the absence of an agreement. Its purpose is to create a legal duty where, in fact, no promise or agreement was entered into by the parties.

When an Administrative Agency makes rules and regulations, it is acting in a quasi-legislative capacity.

quasi

(kway-zeye, kwah-zee) adj., adv. from Latin for "as if," almost, somewhat, to a degree (always used in combination with another word). Quasi refers to things and actions which are not exactly or fully what they might appear, but have to be treated "as if" they were.

quasi

adjective almost, imitation, mock, mostly, near, not entirely, pseudo, pseudonymous
Associated concepts: quasi civil action, quasi contract, quasi corporation, quasi crime, quasi criminal, quasi crimmnal proceeding, quasi derelict, quasi easement, quasi estoppel, quasi fee, quasi guardian, quasi in rem, quasi innividual, quasi judicial officer, quasi jurisdictional facts, quasi legislative agency, quasi lien, quasi municipal corroration, quasi partnership, quasi party, quasi powers, quasi proceedings, quasi public corporation, quasi reeainder, quasi trustee

quasi

adverb almost as, apparently, as if, as though, as though it were, in a certain sense, in a manner, in name only, just as, seemingly but not actually, to a certain extent
See also: imitation, pendent

quasi

‘as if.

QUASI. A Latin word in frequent use in the civil law signifying as if, almost. It marks the resemblance, and supposes a little difference between two objects. Dig. b. 11, t. 7, 1. 8, Sec. 1. Civilians use the expressions quasi-contractus, quasi-delictum, quasi-possessio quasi-traditio, &c.

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