Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Per Quod Consortium Amisit Definition:

Latin: whereby he loses the company of his wife.

A Latin maxim that was developed by the English to phrase the action then taken by a husband in trespass against any person who harmed his wife.

The action operated under the ancient and now mostly disused legal presumption that the wife was the property of the husband.

The per quod consortium amisit action later became the action for loss of consortium.

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