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Quarantine : The period of compulsory isolation or detention enforced against travelers not in possession of required health certificates to prevent the possible spread of contagious diseases (also against ships suspected of carrying contagion).

Quisling : Traitor to his country, treated as a fifth columnist. The term has come into usage after the name of Vid Kun Quisling a Norwegian who collaborated with Germany against his motherland.

Quorum : The fixed minimum number of members whose presence is essential to transact official business of legal validity in an appointed meeting, assembly or conference.

Quo Warranto : It is an order from the Supreme Court or a high Court to restrain a person from acting in an office to which he is not entitled. It may also, seek the office to be declared as vacant.