from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A group of four people joined in authority or office, especially a government of four people: "[Chiang Kai-shek] was . . . the last survivor of the World War II quadrumvirate that included Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin” ( Newsweek).
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- n. A group of four men, especially four men joined in authority
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- n. a group of four men
quadr(i)- + (tri)umvirate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)