quartation

noun
quar·​ta·​tion | \ kwȯrˈtāshən \
plural -s

Definition of quartation

: the alloying with silver of a button rich in gold in order to reduce the gold to such a proportion that the acid used in parting may act as desired

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History and Etymology for quartation

quart- + -ation

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“Quartation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartation. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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