quadrumvirate

noun
qua·​drum·​vi·​rate | \ kwä-ˈdrəm-və-rət How to pronounce quadrumvirate (audio) \

Definition of quadrumvirate

: a group or association of four

Examples of quadrumvirate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fourth member of private equity's leading quadrumvirate has also been busy: The Carlyle Group unveiled plans this week to acquire Saama Technologies for up to $430 million, marking the firm's latest bet on the life sciences sector. Kevin Dowd, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 Yet again, Miller has amassed a consensus top-three recruiting class, a quadrumvirate of top-120 recruits split between a pair of frontcourt and backcourt prospects. Dan Greene, SI.com, 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of quadrumvirate

1752, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quadrumvirate

quadri- + -umvirate (as in triumvirate)

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The first known use of quadrumvirate was in 1752

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“Quadrumvirate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadrumvirate. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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