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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​q|Definitions under Q]]
 +====== Qui ======
 +The established custom of the printing business in London is, for a workman when he intends to leave his situation to give a fortnight'​s notice of his intention to quit; it is also the custom for the employer, when he finds it necessary to part with a workman, to give him a fortnight'​s notice, except under particular circumstances of neglect or dishonesty, when the discharge is instanter: this is termed having //got the Bullet//; the fortnight'​s notice to quit is termed having //got the Qui//. The word appears to be a contraction of //Quietus// [//est//], which, being granted to a sheriff, discharged him of all accounts due to the king. //See// [[b:​bullet|Bullet]]. ​