per quod adv or adj[Latin, whereby]
: on the basis of or with reference to extrinsic circumstances [statements are considered defamatory per quod if the defamatory character of the statement is not apparent on its face "Kolegas v. Heftel Broadcasting Corp. , 607 N.E.2d 201 (1992)"] [a per quod claim for loss of consortium] compare per se
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.