Definition of free quarter in English:

free quarter

noun

historical
  • The right of troops to be billeted in free quarters (also in extended use); (also) the necessity for troops of having to find free quarters; the obligation or imposition of having to provide free board and lodging for troops.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in City Alarum. From free + quarter.

Pronunciation

free quarter

/ˌfriː ˈkwɔːtə/