What is QUARTERING SOLDIERS?

The act of a government in billeting or assigning soldiers to private houses, without the consent of the owners of such houses, and requiring such owners to supply them with board or lodging or both.

TLD Example: Asking people to house soldiers in private homes has not been an issue in modern times, but the widespread practice of quartering soldiers was enough of an issue in the 18th century to warrant a prohibition against it in the Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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