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Quadrans meaning

Quadrans - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A fourth part of the coin called an as. See 3d As, 2.
  2. 2. The fourth of a penny; a farthing. See Cur.

Quadrans - examples of usage

  1. The people, as though they had not duly rewarded his deserts when alive, but still were in his debt, decreed him a public interment, every one contributing his quadrans towards the charge; the women, besides, by private consent, mourned a whole year, a signal mark of honor to his memory. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. The people, as if they had done nothing during his life to honour him as he deserved, and were now for the first time to show their gratitude, decreed him a public funeral, and moreover that every person should contribute the coin called quadrans, to show him respect. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
  3. He made his pile from an as, and would pick a quadrans out of a dunghill with his teeth, any old time. - "The Satyricon, Complete", Petronius Arbiter.
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