Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


noun qua·drum·vi·rate \-və-rət\

Definition of quadrumvirate

  1. :  a group or association of four

Origin and Etymology of quadrumvirate

quadri- + -umvirate (as in triumvirate)

First Known Use: 1752

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up quadrumvirate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).