quartering, n. Hist.

1. The dividing of a criminal’s body into quarters after execution, esp. as part of the punishment for a crime such as high treason. See HANGED, DRAWN, AND QUARTERED.

2. The furnishing of living quarters to members of the military. • The Third Amendment generally protects people from being forced to use their homes to quarter soldiers. U.S. Const. amend. III.

3. The dividing of a shield into four parts to show four different coats of arms. — quarter, vb.

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