quadripartite

adjective
quad·​ri·​par·​tite | \ ˌkwä-drə-ˈpär-ˌtīt How to pronounce quadripartite (audio) \

Definition of quadripartite

1 : consisting of or divided into four parts
2 : shared or participated in by four parties or persons a quadripartite agreement

First Known Use of quadripartite

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quadripartite

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

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“Quadripartite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadripartite. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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