Quo minus

QUO MINUS. The name of a writ. In England, when the king's debtor is sued in the court of the exchequer, he may sue out a writ of quo minus, in which he suggests that he is the king's debtor, and that the defendant has done him the injury or damage complained of, quo minus sufficiens existit, by which he is less able to pay the king's debt. This was originally requisite in order to give jurisdiction to the court of exchequer, but now this suggestion is a mere form. 3 Bl. Com. 46.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Another possible outcome, which would appeal to Obama, who wants to preserve the status quo minus Mubarak, would be the possibility of missing the current opportunity for substantive democratic change.
This is Quo minus Parfitt and Rossi, which isn't really Quo at all.