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Meaning of QUASI

Pronunciation:  'kwâsee

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Qua"si\ [L.]
As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree;
having some resemblance to; qualified; -- used as an
adjective, or a prefix with a noun or an adjective; as, a
quasi contract, an implied contract, an obligation which has
arisen from some act, as if from a contract; a quasi
corporation, a body that has some, but not all, of the
peculiar attributes of a corporation; a quasi argument, that
which resembles, or is used as, an argument; quasi
historical, apparently historical, seeming to be historical.

Legal Dictionary
  1. contract An obligation created by the law in the absence of an agreement or contract; not based upon the intentions or expressions of the parties.
  2. criminal action A classification of actions such as violation of a city ordinance that is not also violation of a criminal statute, which are wrongs against the public punishable through fines but are not usually indictable offenses.