qui tam

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur, "[he] who sues in this matter for the king as [well as] for himself".

Noun[edit]

qui tam ‎(plural qui tams)

  1. (law) A writ whereby a private individual who assists a prosecution can receive all or part of any penalty imposed.