tu quoque


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tu quo·que

 (to͞o kwō′kwē, -kwā, tyo͞o)
n.
A retort accusing an accuser of a similar offense or similar behavior.

[Latin tū quoque, you also : , you + quoque, also.]
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tu quoque

(tjuː ˈkwəʊkwɪ)
interj
you likewise: a retort made by a person accused of a crime implying that the accuser is also guilty of the same crime
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tu quoque

A Latin phrase meaning you also, used by someone being accused to accuse the accuser of the same crime.
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Tiberius said to Galba, Tu quoque, Galba, degustabis imperium.
"'They would in you,' I retorted, and my tu quoque shut him up and seemed to puzzle him.
So it follows that chapter six "Tu Quoque," last in order, addresses hypocrisy and double standards.
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Tu quoque, in Latin, drives home a point similar to what Jesus said: Let him who is without sin cast the first stone!
Not that tu quoque is an argument, but is there an industry with a history more pockmarked by fraud and abuse than the media industry--especially the New York Times?
This seems to open the complaining party to a tu quoque criticism.
Nesta perspectiva, surge o fenomeno do tu quoque (no vernaculo: "tu tambem" ou "ate tu"), conhecido como uma das manifestacoes da boa-fe objetiva e introduzido entre nos por influencia da doutrina e jurisprudencia portuguesas, as quais, por sua vez, foram haurir nas fontes alemas a configuracao do instituto em comento.
He points out the problems of victor's justice, the ineligibility of the "tu quoque" defense (the accusers acted the same way), the law of command responsibility, the principle of jus cogens (a norm of law from which no derogation is permissible), and the diminishing inviolability of sovereign immunity.