or ca·serne



a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; barracks.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(formerly) a billet or accommodation for soldiers in a town

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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