Monday, July 22, 2013
Definitions for quillet
- a subtlety or quibble.
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Citations for quillet
Some points involved in the discussion of the question under consideration suggest legal quillets, and exercises in scholastic logic, of a kind in which Aquinas and his brother schoolmen, writers of patristic and mediaeval divinity, would have fairly reveled.
O! some authority how to proceed; Some tricks, some quillets, how to cheat the devil.
Origin of quillet
Quillet is related to the word quiddity meaning "a trifling nicety."