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English definition of “quarter”

quarter

noun [U] (FORGIVENESS)    /ˈkwɔː.tər/ US  /ˈkwɑː.t̬ɚ/ literary
the fact of being kind towards or forgiving a person that you have defeated, especially by allowing them to live: We can expect no quarter from our enemies.Lenient and merciful
(Definition of quarter noun (FORGIVENESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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