A monetary allowance, wage, or payment made or received quarterly.
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1. an allowance or payment made quarterly
2. rare shelter or lodging
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(ˈkwɔr tər ɪdʒ)

1. a quarterly payment, charge, or allowance.
2. shelter or lodging.
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a payment that is due quarterly or four times a year.
See also: Dues and Payment
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memberships were current, not dormant--even Jonson paid his quarterage
John died in 1652, having paid his final quarterage to the Clockmakers' guild five years earlier and having married a woman named Elizabeth, who proved his will on March 18.
Mac Geehan, 'The Catholics of the Towns and the Quarterage Dispute in Eighteenth-Century Ireland', Irish Historical Studies, 7 (1952), 96.
(28) This is seen towards the end of the novel when Emily sends Theresa to find out about Valancourt's fate: 'Emily's anxiety, as to the fate of Valancourt, was now scarcely endurable, and since propriety would not suffer her to send to the chateau of his brother, she requested that Theresa would immediately hire some person to go to his steward from herself, and, when he asked for the quarterage due to her, to make enquiries concerning Valancourt' (Ibid., p.
(20) In subsequent years, he is listed paying quarterage in the Drapers' accounts and in 1486, as a householder in his own right, became a liveried member of the company.
Hudson appears in the first quarterage book of the Tylers' and Bricklayers',(4) - once in the distinguished company of Ben Jonson, a freeman by patrimony thanks to his stepfather: the two men went to Bricklayers' Hall near Aldgate on St James's Day (25 July) 1601, to pay arrears, 2s.
(53) On October 16, 1567, Richard Ibbotson became a "brother" of the Brewers' Company, a higher level of membership that required paying quarterage dues but allowed him to register apprentices with the company, among other privileges.
(54) Blytheman stopped paying quarterage dues to the Clothworkers after 1543, around the time of his run-in with the court of alderman, but it is not clear if the two events are related; in any case, he continued to live in the parish and call himself 'citizen and clothworker'.
Blytheman does not appear in the quarterage list of 1531-32, but he was a freeman by 26 October 1532, when William Blytheman, citizen and 'clotheworker' of London, and two others bought the above-mentioned property from Richard Wray of Soberton, Hampshire, cousin and heir of John Wray, late of the king's household.