October 19th, 2013 by Piper Smith
What does a pirate mean when he says he’ll give “no quarter?” It means that he will show no clemency or mercy to his poor victims. It also means that the pirates will refuse to spare lives for even an unconditional surrender! This phrase comes from the orders of commanders of victorious armies, stating that they “will not quarter captured enemy soldiers.” In other words, the victorious army will not house and upkeep captured enemy soldiers. No prisoners!