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QUADRANS, civil law. The fourth part of the whole. Hence the heir exquadrante; that is to say, the fourth-part of the whole.

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Yet, you see only one side of the coin--whether it be a sestertius or a quadrans.
The meteor shower is named for the outdated Quadrans constellation, which is no longer recognized by astronomers, according to NASA officials.
The Quadrantid radiant (RA 15h 28m, Dec +50[degrees]) actually lies in northern Bootes (in a region occupied by the now defunct constellation of Quadrans Muralis), and from the latitude of the British Isles it is circumpolar.