- the assignment of troops to temporary quarters
- the quarters assigned
Origin of cantonmentFrench cantonnement: see canton
- a. A group of temporary or long-term billets for troops.b. Assignment of troops to temporary or long-term quarters.
- A permanent military installation in India.
- a. A site where weapons collected from armed factions are stored under guard, as after a ceasefire.b. The collection and storage of such weapons.
Origin of cantonmentFrom canton to quarter soldiers
From French cantonnement.