quad·​ri·​par·​tite ˌkwä-drə-ˈpär-ˌtīt How to pronounce quadripartite (audio)
: consisting of or divided into four parts
: shared or participated in by four parties or persons
a quadripartite agreement

Word History


Middle English, from Latin quadripartitus, from quadri- + partitus, past participle of partire to divide, from part-, pars part

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quadripartite was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Quadripartite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadripartite. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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