Definition of qua in English:

qua

Line breaks: qua
Pronunciation: /kweɪ
 
, kwɑː
 
/

conjunction

formal
  • In the capacity of; as being: shareholders qua members may be under obligations to the company
    More example sentences
    • Note, however, that one can to some extent rationally accept s qua a member of G and accept not-s as a private person.
    • As shareholders, qua shareholders, they must be treated equally.
    • Denigrate men qua men, though, and you're hip and clever.

Origin

Latin, ablative feminine singular of qui 'who'.

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