quarterage

quarterage

[kwawr-ter-ij]
noun
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.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English. See quarter, -age

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quarterage (ˈkwɔːtərɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  an allowance or payment made quarterly
2.  rare shelter or lodging

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