- the act of providing troops with living accommodations.
- the cost of such accommodations.
- a shelter or lodging.
- a quarterly payment, charge, or allowance.
Origin of quarterage
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Examples from the Web for quarterage
At noon home to dinner, where my uncle Thomas with me to receive his quarterage.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete
The quarterage in this Company is paid on the quantity of malt consumed by its members.
After being served with wafers and spiced wine, the masters went among the guests and gathered the quarterage.
One grand objection against this proposal is, how you will oblige people to pay either their subscription or their quarterage.An Essay upon Projects
What did she care for a trifle like quarterage while she was able to support both herself and her husband?
- an allowance or payment made quarterly
- rare shelter or lodging
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