(?), n.;
pl. Quanta (#).
[L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See Quantity,] 1. Quantity; amount. "Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges." Burke.
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2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary. W. K. Clifford.
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Quantum meruit () [L., as much as he merited] (Law), a count in an action grounded on a promise that the defendant would pay to the plaintiff for his service as much as he should deserve. -- Quantum sufficit (), or Quantum suff. [L., as much suffices] (Med.), a sufficient quantity; -- abbreviated q. s. in pharmacy. -- Quantum valebat () [L., as much at it was worth] (Law), a count in an action to recover of the defendant, for goods sold, as much as they were worth. Blackstone.
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