Definition of qua preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kweɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//kweɪ//
; BrE BrE//kwɑː//
; NAmE NAmE//kwɑː//
(from Latin, formal)
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as something; in the role of something The soldier acted qua soldier, not as a human being. see also sine qua non Word OriginLatin, ablative feminine singular of qui ‘who’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: qua

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