Head"quar`ters (?), n. pl. [but sometimes used as a n. sing.]

The quarters or place of residence of any chief officer, as the general in command of an army, or the head of a police force; the place from which orders or instructions are issued; hence, the center of authority or order.

The brain, which is the headquarters, or office, of intelligence. Collier.

 

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