Quae est eadem

QUAE EST EADEM, pleading. Which is the same.
     2. When the defendant in trespass justifies, that the trespass justified in the plea is the same as that complained of in the declaration; this clause is called quae est eadem. Gould. Pl. c. 3, s. 79, 80.
     3. The form is as follows: "which are the same assaulting, heating and ill-treating, the said John, in the said declaration mentioned, and whereof the said John hath above thereof complained against the said James." Vide 1 Saund. 14, 208, n. 2; 2 Id. 5 a, n. 3; Archb. Civ. Pl. 217.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.