Definitions for qualeˈkwɑ li, -leɪ, ˈkweɪ li; -li ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
qua•le*ˈkwɑ li, -leɪ, ˈkweɪ li; -li ə(n.)(pl.)-li•a
a quality, as bitterness, regarded as an independent object.
Origin of quale:
1665–75; < L quāle, neut. sing. of quālis of what sort
A property considered separately from a thing having that property.