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qua (kway, kwa) preposition, adverb

As; in the capacity of.

[From Latin qua, from qui (who).]

"Their old standing friends, qua individuals and groups, have to unite and wage a worldwide campaign that should equal the protests that are being made against G8, WTO, IMF, World Bank etc." M B Naqvi; Immoral and Illegal; The Daily Star (Dhaka, Bangladesh); Jul 19, 2004.

"Fifth, the self-perpetuating tendencies of educational institutions, qua institutions, should never go unchallenged when they perpetuate socially disputable functions." Philip L. Smith; Mind: Anticipation and Chaos (book reviews); Philosophy East and West (Honolulu, Hawaii); Jan 1, 1995.

This week's theme: Latin expressions.


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