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- a notebook
- a report on policy or procedure
Origin: French ; from Old French quaer: see quire
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A report, especially one concerning the policy or proceedings of a parliamentary group.
Origin: French, notebook, from Old French quaier, from Vulgar Latin *quaternum, from Latin quaternī, group of four, from quater, four times; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.