Definitions for quarteringˈkwɔr tər ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quartering(noun)

    a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages

  2. quartering(noun)

    living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)

  3. quartering(noun)

    dividing into four equal parts


  1. quartering(Noun)

    The act of providing housing for military personnel, especially when imposed upon the home of a private citizen.

  2. quartering(Noun)

    The method of capital punishment where a criminal is cut into four pieces.

  3. quartering(Noun)

    The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments.

  4. quartering(Noun)

    One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.

  5. quartering(Noun)

    A series of quarters, or small upright posts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quartering

    of Quartter

  2. Quartering(adj)

    coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; -- said of waves or any moving object

  3. Quartering(adj)

    at right angles, as the cranks of a locomotive, which are in planes forming a right angle with each other

  4. Quartering(noun)

    a station

  5. Quartering(noun)

    assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters

  6. Quartering(noun)

    the division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments

  7. Quartering(noun)

    one of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer

  8. Quartering(noun)

    a series of quarters, or small upright posts. See Quarter, n., 1 (m) (Arch.)


  1. Quartering

    Quartering in heraldry is a method of joining several different coats of arms together in one shield by dividing the shield into equal parts and placing different coats of arms in each division. Typically, a quartering consists of a division into four equal parts, two above and two below. An example is the Sovereign Arms of the United Kingdom, as used outside Scotland, which consists of four quarterings, displaying the Arms of England, Scotland and Ireland, with the coat for England repeated at the end. However, in most traditions there is no limit on the number of divisions allowed, and the records of the College of Arms include a shield of 323 quarterings for the family of Lloyd of Stockton. These 323 quarterings include numerous repeated attributed arms assigned to Welsh chieftains from the 9th century or earlier. Another example of a shield of many quarterings is the coat of arms of the Powys-Lybbe family, which contains 64 quarterings. Different rules apply in Scottish heraldry, and may well apply in other jurisdictions like Canada and South Africa.

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