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or ca·serne

  1. a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; barracks.
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Origin of casern

1690–1700; < French caserne, orig. small room for guardsmen < Old Provençal cazerna foursome < Latin quaterna, neuter plural of quaternī four at a time, equivalent to quater- (derivative of quattuor four) + -nī distributive suffix
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Historical Examples of casern

  • They had now reached the casern of the Peobrajensky regiment.

    The Daughter of an Empress

    Louise Muhlbach

  • Casern, ka-sėrn′, n. a lodging for troops in a town: a barrack.

  • Let us enter the casern, call the soldiers, and awaken the officers; I myself will address them!

  • As she drove down the avenue she heard a bugle ring out from the Ludwigsburg casern.

British Dictionary definitions for casern



  1. (formerly) a billet or accommodation for soldiers in a town
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Word Origin for casern

C17: from French caserne, from Old Provençal cazerna group of four men, ultimately from Latin quattuor four
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