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    To pacify; to render secure or unassailable by the removal of disquieting causes or disputes. This is the meaning of the word in the phrase "action to quiet title," which is a proceeding to establish the plaintiff's title to land by bringing into court an' adverse claimant and there compelling More...
  • QUIET (ADJ.)
    adj. Unmolested; tranquil; free from interference or disturbance. -Quiet enjoyment. A covenant, usually inserted in leases and conveyances on the part of the grantor, promising that the tenant or grantee shall enjoy the possession of the premises in peace and without disturbance, is called a covenant "for quiet enjoyment". Qniota More...
    L. Lat To quit acquit, discharge, or save harmless. A formal word in old deeds of donation and other conveyances. Cowell.
    L. Lat In old English law. Quitclaim. Bract fol. 33b.
    L. Lat To quitclaim or renounce all pretensions of right and title. Bract fols. 1* 5.
    In old English law. Quit; acquitted; discharged. A word used by the clerk of the pipe, and auditors in the exchequer, in their acquittances or discharges given to accountants; usually concluding with an abinde reccssit quietus, (hath gone quit thereof,) which was called a "quietus est." Cowell. In modern law, More...
    In old English law. Quitrent Spelman. See QUITRENT. Qnilibet potest rennneiare jnri pre se introdneto. Every one may renounce or relinquish a right introduced for his own benefit 2 Inst 183; Wing. Max. p. 483, max. 123; 4 Bl. Comm. 317.
    In French marine law. Keel; the keel of a vessel. Ord. Mar. liv. 3, tit 6, art 8.
    In old English law. The Cinque Ports. Spelman.
    Consisting of five parts; divided into five parts.
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