from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monetary allowance, wage, or payment made or received quarterly.
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- 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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But beyond the regular "quarterage" they appreciated the need of
That was the cash receipts for the year; that is, for my part of the "quarterage".
Rev.Dr. John Carroll tells me that the "quarterage" payable to an unmarried Methodist minister in America, at first, was only $60 per annum; then it was increased to $80, at which rate it remained until
When you happen to see either Monsieur or Madame Perny, I beg you will give them this melancholic proof of my caducity, and tell them that the last time I went to see the boys, I carried the Michaelmas quarterage in my pocket; and when I was there I totally forgot it; but assure them, that
I got the chickens, the eggs, the butter, the ribs and backbones, the corn, the meat, and the Presiding Elder and Brother Stradley had helped us to eat our part of the quarterage.
He was so elated over this victory that he apparently forgave William on the spot for his Dives sermon, and handed him ten dollars on quarterage to indicate the return of his good will.
There was this difference — these self-constituted divines required no quarterage, penance money or Peter's pence to be paid them; they did all this free of charge.
They suddenly remembered two grievances, one was a grievance of land tenure, the other was that a troop of soldiers was kept at free quarterage.
Received ten shillings from Lawyer Bonnithorne for funeral sermon, and one pound two from Bolton charity; also five shillings quarterage from Henry Walmsley, and seven from Robert
This was the second year of the existence of the Canada Conference, and the first time that we have a report of their quarterage.