quadrumvirate

[ kwo-druhm-ver-it, -vuh-reyt ]
/ kwɒˈdrʌm vər ɪt, -vəˌreɪt /

noun

a governing or managing group, coalition, or the like, of four persons.

Origin of quadrumvirate

1745–55; quadr- + -umvirate (as in triumvirate)
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