[L.] Former, late, old-time, in former times, past, ci-devant.

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  • Quondam — Quon dam (kw[o^]n d[a^]m), a. [L., formerly.] Having been formerly; former; sometime. This is the quondam king. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quondam — [kwän′dəm, kwän′dam] adj. [L] that was at one time; former [a quondam companion] …   English World dictionary

  • Quondam — Quon dam, n. A person dismissed or ejected from a position. [R.] Make them quondams; . . . cast them out of their office. Latimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quondam — index former, prior Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • quondam — 1530s, Latin, lit. formerly, used in English as a noun meaning former holder of some office or position …   Etymology dictionary

  • quondam — ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ former. ORIGIN Latin, formerly …   English terms dictionary

  • quondam — quòn·dam avv., agg.inv., s.m.inv., lat. BU 1. avv., un tempo, una volta, in passato, spec. scherz.: un tale, quondam presidente 2. agg.inv., davanti al nome di un defunto: fu, per indicare la paternità: Pietro Bianchi del quondam Mario 3. s.m.inv …   Dizionario italiano

  • quondam — adjective Etymology: Latin, at one time, formerly, from quom, cum when; akin to Latin qui who more at who Date: 1539 former, sometime < a quondam friend > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quondam — /kwon deuhm, dam/, adj. former; onetime: his quondam partner. [1580 90; < L] * * * …   Universalium

  • quondam — adjective /ˈkwɒndəm/ former; once; at one time My quondam girlfriend is now my wife. Syn: erstwhile …   Wiktionary

  • quondam — adjective formal connected with an earlier time: my quondam tutor …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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