See also: quarter day
- (Britain) Each of the four days customarily regarded as starting a new quarter year, on which rents etc are often due.
- 1908, It is late in March, so quarter-day is at hand. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge’ (Norton 2005, p. 1239)
- in England: Lady Day (25 March), Midsummer Day (24 June), Michaelmas (29 September), Christmas Day (25 December).
- in Scotland: Candlemas (2 February), Whitsun (15 May), Lammas (1 August), Martinmas (11 November).
each of four days on which rents due