divided into or consisting of four parts.
involving four participants: a quadripartite treaty.

Nearby words

  1. quadriliteral,
  2. quadrille,
  3. quadrillion,
  4. quadrinomial,
  5. quadriparesis,
  6. quadripedal extensor reflex,
  7. quadriphonic,
  8. quadriphonics,
  9. quadriplegia,
  10. quadriplegic

Origin of quadripartite

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word quadripartītus. See quadri-, partite

Related formsquad·ri·par·tite·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for 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



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

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