Quartern definitions

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One fourth of something, especially of some weights and measures.
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A loaf of bread weighing about 4 pounds (1.81 kilograms).
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A fourth part; quarter.
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One fourth of a pint, a peck, or of various other weights and measures.
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(archaic) A quarter part; one fourth.
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(archaic) A loaf of bread weighing about four pounds.
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Origin of quartern

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman quarteron (“quarter of a hundred"), from Old French quartier (“fourth")