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quarter day

n.
Any of the four days of the year regarded as the beginning of a new season or quarter, when most quarterly payments are due.

quarter day

n
any of four days in the year when certain payments become due. In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland these are Lady Day, Midsummer's Day, Michaelmas, and Christmas. In Scotland they are Candlemas, Whit Sunday, Lammas, and Martinmas
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Noun1.quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
11 November, Martinmas, St Martin's Day - the feast of Saint Martin; a quarter day in Scotland
Annunciation, Annunciation Day, Lady Day, March 25 - a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Michaelmas, Michaelmas Day, September 29 - honoring the archangel Michael; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Candlemas, Candlemas Day, Feb 2 - feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple; a quarter day in Scotland
August 1, Lammas, Lammas Day - commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England
Christmas Day, Dec 25, Xmas, Christmas - a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
June 24, Midsummer Day, Midsummer's Day, St John's Day - a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Pentecost, Whitsunday - seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
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What with the patrician requirements of Barnacle junior, the three young ladies, Mrs Tite Barnacle nee Stiltstalking, and himself, Mr Tite Barnacle found the intervals between quarter day and quarter day rather longer than he could have desired; a circumstance which he always attributed to the country's parsimony.
I don't remember what the occasion was, but it was something festive, a May Day or Quarter Day, or something of that sort, and they put a garland of flowers round the head of one of the cows.
His golden dream was accomplished; he did, indeed, find an unlooked-for source of wealth, for, when his paternal lands were distributed into building lots and rented out to safe tenants, instead of producing a paltry crop of cabbages they returned him an abundant crop of rent, insomuch that on quarter day it was a goodly sight to see his tenants knocking at the door from morning till night, each with a little round-bellied bag of money, a golden produce of the soil.
We're only weeks from Quarter Day when most retailers have to pay their rent.
Mr Hyman said: "It's only weeks before Quarter Day, when most retailers pay rent, and a lot of finance directors will be increasingly anxious.
The financial outlay associated with Quarter Day can have a big impact on retailers' operations, and if any owners feel that the cost could be a tipping point for them, they should be speaking to their landlords as soon as they can to see what can be done - after all, the vast majority are likely to want to avoid the worst case scenario of their property becoming avoidably empty.
Cross Quarter Day is October 23, the halfway mark between autumn equinox and winter solstice.
MIDSUMMER'S DAY - A Quarter Day and Feast of St John the Baptist.
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As Autumn 2015 Quarter Day approaches, the team is hoping to build on this success despite Q3 being deemed as 'the toughest quarter of the year'.
A TOUGH year for retailers will not be made any easier by the approach of the next quarter day, which will trigger advance payment of three months' rent.
Once we are through Christmas present returns, rent quarter day and January sales (over in a blink of an eye), the retail sector will have to do everything it can to motivate consumers to open their wallets.