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 Qui s’Excuse, s’Accuse.Qui Vive? (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Qui-Tam.
 
A lawyer; so called from the first two words in an action on a penal statute. Qui tam pro dom’inâ Regi’nâ, quam pro se-ipso, sequitur (Who sues on the Queen’s account as much as on his own).   1
 


 Qui s’Excuse, s’Accuse.Qui Vive? (French). 

 
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