- a unit of quantity equal to 4. The word was coined on the pattern of triumvirate.
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quadrumvirate — [kwä drum′və rit, kwä drum′vərāt΄] n. [ QUADR + (TRI)UMVIRATE] 1. government by four persons 2. any group of four persons associated in office or authority … English World dictionary
Quadrumvirate — The four men who led the March on Rome were designated field marshals of the Fascist revolution: Italo Balbo, Emilio De Bono, Cesare Maria De Vecchi, and Michele Bianchi, secretary general of the Partito Nazionale Fascista/National Fascist… … Historical Dictionary of modern Italy
quadrumvirate — noun Etymology: quadri + umvirate (as in triumvirate) Date: 1752 a group or association of four … New Collegiate Dictionary
quadrumvirate — /kwo drum veuhr it, veuh rayt /, n. a governing or managing group, coalition, or the like, of four persons. [1745 55; QUADR + umvirate (as in TRIUMVIRATE)] * * * … Universalium
quadrumvirate — noun A group of four men, especially four men joined in authority … Wiktionary
quadrumvirate — n. governing body composed of four people … English contemporary dictionary
quadrumvirate — qua·drum·vi·rate … English syllables
quadrumvirate — quad•rum•vi•rate [[t]kwɒˈdrʌm vər ɪt, vəˌreɪt[/t]] n. a governing authority made up of four persons • Etymology: 1745–55; quadr + umvirate (as in triumvirate) … From formal English to slang
quadrumvirate — noun a group of four men • Hypernyms: ↑quartet, ↑quartette, ↑foursome … Useful english dictionary
quadrumvir — kwäˈdrəmvə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: back formation from quadrumvirate : a member of a quadrumvirate * * * /kwo drum veuhr/, n. a member of a quadrumvirate. [1780 90; back formation from QUADRUMVIRATE, by analogy with TRIUMVIR] * * * quadrumvir… … Useful english dictionary