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  1. the act of providing troops with living accommodations.
  2. the cost of such accommodations.
  3. a shelter or lodging.
  4. a quarterly payment, charge, or allowance.
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Origin of quarterage

1350–1400; Middle English. See quarter, -age
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Historical Examples

  • At noon home to dinner, where my uncle Thomas with me to receive his quarterage.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete

    Samuel Pepys

  • The quarterage in this Company is paid on the quantity of malt consumed by its members.

    Old and New London

    Walter Thornbury

  • After being served with wafers and spiced wine, the masters went among the guests and gathered the quarterage.

    Old and New London

    Walter Thornbury

  • One grand objection against this proposal is, how you will oblige people to pay either their subscription or their quarterage.

  • What did she care for a trifle like quarterage while she was able to support both herself and her husband?

British Dictionary definitions for quarterage


  1. an allowance or payment made quarterly
  2. rare shelter or lodging
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