- a group or set of four.
Origin of quaternity
1520–30; < Late Latin quaternitās, equivalent to Latin quatern(ī) four each, four at a time + -itās -ity
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Examples from the Web for quaternity
And yet this might not necessarily involve the conversion of the Trinity into a Quaternity.Tragic Sense Of Life
Miguel de Unamuno
These remarks occur to us as we are now to follow the fortunes of the remaining three of the quaternity.
Only one of these paths was here open, and the quaternity even rushed into it.
- a group of four, esp a concept of God as consisting of four persons
C16: from Late Latin quaternitās, from Latin quaternī by fours; see quaternary
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