from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- prep. In the capacity or character of; as: The President qua head of the party mediated the dispute.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In the capacity of.
- prep. in the capacity of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- conj. In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An old Scotch form of who.
- As being; so far as.
- n. A jail; quod.
Latin quā, feminine ablative sing. of quī, who; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin qua ("in the capacity of"). (Wiktionary)