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Quadripartite:
Consisting of four parts.
   (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 414)

Related terms: Vault, Quadripartite


Quadripartite Vault:


Quadrivium:
Arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music; the scientific subjects in the seven liberal arts; the three literary subjects were called the Trivium.
   (Lynch, Joseph H. The Medieval Church: A Brief History, 364)


Quare Impedit:
Writ sent to a bishop who refused to admit a presentee because the benefice was already full.
   (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272-1461, 367)

Related terms: Ne Admittas


Quare Non Admisit:
Writ penalizing a bishop who had ignored a royal mandate to admit a presentee to a benefice.
   (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272-1461, 367)

Related terms: Ne Admittas


Quarrel:
A short, heavy, square-headed bolt or arrow.
   (Shaw, M.R.B. Joinville & Villehardouin: Chronicles of the Crusades, 357)


Quarter:
Unit of volume, eight bushels.
   (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 245)


Quatrefoil:
Four-leaved.
   (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 414)


Queen-Post:
Pair of vertical posts standing on the tie-beam and supporting the side-purlins.
   (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 414)

Related terms: King-Post


Questaux:
Term used in Aquitaine for men of servile status.
   (Duby, Georges. Rural Economy and Country Life in the Medieval West, 555)

Related terms: Hommes de Queste


Quillons:
Iron bar forming the crossguard of a sword or dagger.
   (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 250)


Quintain:
Dummy with shield mounted on a post, used as a target in tilting.
   (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 230)


Quirk:
Sharp V-shaped incision in moulding.
   (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 414)


Quoin:
Dressed stone at the corner of a building.
   (Kenyon, John R. Medieval Fortifications, 211)

Note: coin (French) = angle



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