Origin of quasiL, as if, as it were, just as from quamsi from quam, as, how + si, if, whether: see quantity and so
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.
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.
- Xander and I are quasi-friends.
- It made her feel quasi-guilty again.
- There are also certain liabilities or debts which, for the convenience of the remedy, have been made to appear as though they sprang from contract, and are sometimes termed quasi-contracts.
- Each bishop is assisted by at least two officers with judicial or quasi-judicial powers, the " archimandrite " who adjudicates upon causes of revenue and the archdeacon who adjudicates on questions between deacons (op. cit.
- Later followed the appearance of lights; quasi-human voices; musical sounds, produced, it is said, without instruments; the "materialization" or presence in material form of what seemed to be human hands and faces, and ultimately of complete figures, alleged to be not those of any person present, and sometimes claimed by witnesses as deceased relatives; "psychography," or "direct writing and drawing," asserted to be done without human intervention; "spirit-photography," or the appearance on photographic plates of human and other forms when no counterpart was visible before the camera to any but specially endowed seers; 3 unfastening of cords and bonds; elongation of the medium's body; handling of red-hot coals; and the apparent passage of solids through solids without disintegration.