Quasi is defined as nearly or partially and is something that is almost or sort of like.
When you come to an agreement that is sort of like a contract, this is an example of a quasi contract.
as if; in a sense or manner; seemingly; in part
Origin of quasiL, as if, as it were, just as from quamsi from quam, as, how + si, if, whether: see quantity and so
seeming: a quasi scholar
Having a likeness to something; resembling: a quasi success.
Origin of quasiMiddle English as if from Old French from Latin quam as ; see kwo- in Indo-European roots. sī if ; see swo- in Indo-European roots.
To some degree; in some manner: quasi-stellar object.
Origin of quasi-Latin quasi as if ; see quasi .
From Latin quasi (“as if").
- “Quasi-" may be prefixed to nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.
quasi - Legal Definition
Alike in some sense, but not in actuality; resembling something but not really being it; nearly; almost like.quasi contracts
See contract.quasi criminal
A proceeding similar in nature to a criminal trial in that the defendant, if he loses, will be subject to penalties such as fine, loss of job, or confinement, yet it is not a criminal trial presided over by a judge. A parole hearing or a probation hearing are two examples of such.quasi in rem
See in rem.