quia timet

quia timet

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


quia timet
n. Latin A legal remedy sought in an equity court to enjoin someone from doing an anticipated damage. Such a remedy may be granted if the petitioner can show imminent and irreparable harm would be done.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • quia timet — /kwēˈə timˈet/ (law) Of or denoting an (action to obtain an) injunction to prevent a possible future harmful act ORIGIN: L, because he or she fears …   Useful english dictionary

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  • quia timet — /kwiə ˈtɪmɛt/ (say kweeuh timet) noun an injunction against some apprehended or threatened injury. {Latin: because he or she fears} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • quia timet — /kwaya taymat/ Because he fears or apprehends. In equity practice, the technical name of a bill filed by a party who seeks the aid of a court of equity, because he fears some future probable injury to his rights or interests, and relief granted… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bill quia timet — ˈkwēəˈtē(ˌ)met, kwīəˈtī noun Etymology: Latin quia timet because he fears : a bill by which a petitioner asks aid to prevent a wrong that he fears he may suffer from an act or an omission of another …   Useful english dictionary

  • bill quia timet — Literally, an application for equitable relief because the plaintiff fears, such relief being intended to prevent the harassment of a plaintiff by repeated suits brought by the defendant concerning a subject matter of such nature that equity can… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bill — As a legal term, this word has many meanings and applications, the most important of which are set forth below: Bill of Rights. A formal and emphatic legislative assertion and declaration of popular rights and liberties usually promulgated upon a …   Black's law dictionary

  • bill — As a legal term, this word has many meanings and applications, the most important of which are set forth below: Bill of Rights. A formal and emphatic legislative assertion and declaration of popular rights and liberties usually promulgated upon a …   Black's law dictionary

  • Torquay Hotel Co. Ltd. v. Cousins — [1969] 2 Ch. 106, [1969] 2 WLR 289 is a British labour law case concerning the liability of a union when its members take industrial action. In it Lord Denning MR invented a new economic tort for interference with a contract. This was not there… …   Wikipedia

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