Origin of quodprobably variant, variety of quad, contr. from quadrangle (of a prison)
The thief got locked up in the quod for his crimes.
Quod is British slang for jail.
An example of quod is where convicted criminals go if they’re caught in London.
Brit., Slang prison; jail
- 1563, John Foxe, Actes and Monuments, 1868, The Church Historians of England: Reformation Period, Volume 8, Part 1, page 422,
- “Why," quod her friend, “would ye not willingly have gone with your company, if God should so have suffered it?"
- 1908, James Gairdner, Lollardy and the Reformation in England: An Historical Survey, 2010, Cambridge University Press, page 416,
- “And therefore I have granted to their request," quod the King; [...] .
First attested circa 1700. Origin unknown.
- 434; quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est).
- Some see the guarantee, or at least the indication, of infallibility in the consensus of the Church (quod semper, ubique, et ab omnibus) expressed from time to time in general councils; others see it in the special grace conferred upon St Peter and his successors, the bishops of Rome, as heads of the Church; others again see it in the inspired Scriptures, God's Word.
- Ut 1000-0000.04 valet idem, quod 1000-0000 T h.
- Item 25.803, idem quod 25M, 8r, Item 9999998.0005021, idem valet quod 9999998 T O M0 - 0, o o oo, & sic de caeteris."
- Roman Catholic writers, 4 however, have explained the prohibition to apply to matters of faith only, and in that case the Tridentine decree is little else than another form of the Vincentian canon which has been widely accepted in the Anglican communion: curandum est ut id teneamus quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est.