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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A monetary allowance, wage, or payment made or received quarterly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a quarterly payment or allowance, tax, pension, or wage paid or received
  • n. the provision of quarters (as for troops) or the cost of it

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A quarterly allowance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A quarterly allowance or payment, as for tuition or rent.
  • n. Quarters; lodgment; keeping.
  • n. A certain special tax. See the quotation.

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