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In the capacity or character of; as: The president qua head of the party mediated the dispute.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
in the capacity of; by virtue of being
[C17: from Latin, ablative singular (feminine) of qui who]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
as; as being; in the character or capacity of: The work of art qua art can be judged by aesthetic criteria only.
[1640–50; < Latin quā (viā) literally, by which (way) or quā (parte) by which (part)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
qua[kweɪ] PREP (frm) → en cuanto, como
let us consider man qua animal → consideremos al hombre en cuanto animal
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
adv → als
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
qua[kwɑː] prep (frm) → in quanto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995