Quaere Law and Legal Definition

Quaere means to inquire or query. In legal context, quaere indicates that a person expressing the view that precedes the phrase can not adhere to the hypothesis following it. Generally, the term is used in law textbooks to indicate that a point was dubious or questionable. Quaere is used as a note for suggesting further investigation of a doubtful issue. An issue expounded after the word quaere in a legal judgment, exposes a statement of law or of fact that is doubt, not finally decided, and open to question.