- divided into or consisting of four parts.
- involving four participants: a quadripartite treaty.
Origin of quadripartite
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Examples from the Web for quadripartite
The nave has three quadripartite bays, and a half-bay to the west.
Rawlinson says, "A quadripartite division of Alexander's domain was recognized."Our Day
W. A. Spicer
The tower-vault has quadripartite groining, with curious ornaments at the base of the ribs, and is supported by two Norm.Somerset
G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
The question for the house was whether this country was not justified in abiding by the terms of the quadripartite treaty.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.
E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
In front of the apses is a solea with a wagon vault, except in front of the small aisle apse, where it is quadripartite.
- divided into or composed of four parts
- maintained by or involving four participants or groups of participants
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Word Origin and History for quadripartite
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