Definition of quare impedit in English:

quare impedit

noun

Law
historical
  • A writ issued in cases of disputed presentation to a benefice, requiring the defendant to state why he or she hinders the plaintiff from making the presentation; an action brought in such a case.

Origin

Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman quare impedit and its etymon post-classical Latin quare impedit, lit. ‘why he hinders’ from classical Latin quārē why, wherefore + impedit, 3rd singular of impedīre.

Pronunciation

quare impedit

/ˌkwɑːreɪ ɪmˈpɛdɪt//ˌkwɛːrɪ ˈɪmpɪdɪt/