QCD (Land Status Records) – Quitclaim deed.
QS (Land Status Records) – Quicksilver.
QUADRANGLE MAP – A map of a four sided figure bounded by parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. See
STANDARD QUADRANGLE MAP* and MAP SERIES*.
QUALIFIED (as a witness) – Persons who are accepted by the court as being professionally skilled and
knowledgeable in a particular field of study or science, as surveying. See WITNESS and EXPERT.
QUANTITY GRANT – A grant in connection with which the Congress specifies only the number of acres or the
general type of public lands which are granted and which the grantee will secure by making selections from
available public lands. See GRANT IN PLACE, INDEMNITY LANDS and PLACE LANDS.
QUARTER-QUARTER SECTION CORNER – See SIXTEENTH SECTION CORNER.
QUARTER-SECTION CORNER – A corner at an extremity of a boundary of a quarter section. Written as � section
corner, not as one fourth section corner.
QUARTER SECTION – One-fourth of a section, containing 160 acres more or less. See SECTION, QUARTER.
QUASI – As if. Almost as if it were. Seen often in terms such as “quasi-legal” or “quasi-judicial.”
QUIET TITLE – In the legal proceeding called “action to quiet title,” the word “quiet” means to pacify; to render
secure or unassailable by the removal of unsettling causes or disputes. Under this proceeding, the plaintiff’s title to
land is established by bringing into court an adverse claimant and there compelling him either to establish his claim
or be forever estopped from asserting it. See ESTOPPEL.
QUITCLAIM DEED – A deed in the nature of a release containing words of conveyance as well as release. It conveys
any interest the maker may have in the property described without any representations or liability of any kind as to
title conveyed or encumbrances that may exist thereon. A patent from the Government is a quitclaim deed.
Q.V. – An abbreviation of “quod vide,” used to refer a reader to the word, chapter etc., the name of which it
immediately follows. Quod vide means which see.