quadrumvirate

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

Definition of quadrumvirate

: a group or association of four

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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, "Will 2017–18 finally be the year for Arizona, Sean Miller?," 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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