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quia emptores‘whereas purchasers’, the first words of a statute of 1290 that allowed freemen to alienate their lands without the consent of their feudal lord. It abolished subinfeudation.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
QUIA EMPTORES. A name sometimes given to the English Statute of Westminster, 3, 13 Edw. I., c. 1, from its initial words. 2 Bl. Com. 91.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.