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quadripartite

[kwod-ruh-pahr-tahyt] /ˌkwɒd rəˈpɑr taɪt/
adjective
1.
divided into or consisting of four parts.
2.
involving four participants:
a quadripartite treaty.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin quadripartītus. See quadri-, partite
Related forms
quadripartitely, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for quadripartite

quadripartite

/ˌkwɒdrɪˈpɑːtaɪt/
adjective
1.
divided into or composed of four parts
2.
maintained by or involving four participants or groups of participants
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Word Origin and History for quadripartite
adj.

early 15c., from Latin quadripartitus, from quadri- "four" (see quadri-) + partitus, past participle of partiri "to divide" (see part (v.)).

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