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quire

noun \ ˈkwī(-ə)r \
Updated on: 31 Mar 2018

Definition of quire

: a collection of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and quality : one twentieth of a ream

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Origin and Etymology of quire

Middle English quair four sheets of paper folded once, collection of sheets, from Anglo-French quaier, from Vulgar Latin *quaternum set of four, from Latin quaterni four each, set of four — more at quaternion

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  • archaic spelling of


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