Quan"tum (?), n.; pl. Quanta (#). [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See Quantity,]


Quantity; amount.

"Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges."


2. Math.

A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.

W. K. Clifford.

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 (), ∨ Quantum suff. <-- abbr. q.s. (pharmacy) -->[L., as much suffices] Med., a sufficient quantity. -- 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.



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