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[Latin, Wherefore; for what reason; on what account.] The introductory term used in the Latin form of a number of common-law writs at the beginning of the statement of the reason for the dispute.

Quare is more commonly used in its English form, query.

QUARE, pleadings. Wherefore. This word is sometimes used in the writ in certain actions, but is inadmissible in a material averment in the pleadings, for it is merely interrogatory and, therefore, when a declaration began with complaining of the defendant, "wherefore with force, &c. he broke and entered" the plaintiff's close, was considered ill. Bac. Ab. Pleas, B 5, 4; Gould on Pl. c. 3, Sec. 34.

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Daniel Quare was born in 1648 and made clocks until his death in 1724 and was one of the early makers of the best clocks, so much so in fact that the Russian Tzars had examples of his work in their collections: gold watches encrusted with emeralds and scrolls of diamonds.
The Irish band Quare Craic went down a storm and without doubt we will be inviting them back again to next year's festival.
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Which Irish author and IRA member wrote Borstal Boy and the play The Quare Fellow?
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Walter Macken (1915-67) was an actor who played many roles in his native Ireland, including The Abbey Theatre in Dublin, and on Broadway in New York and in The Quare Fellow and other films, but is best remembered for his writing.
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