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[kwod-ruh-pahr-tahyt] /ˌkwɒd rəˈpɑr taɪt/

divided into or consisting of four parts.
involving four participants:
a quadripartite treaty.
divided into or composed of four parts
maintained by or involving four participants or groups of participants

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


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