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A group of four people joined in authority or office, especially a government of four people.


a group of four leaders


(kwɒˈdrʌm vər ɪt, -vəˌreɪt)

a governing authority made up of four persons.
[1745–55; quadr- + -umvirate (as in triumvirate)]
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Noun1.quadrumvirate - a group of four men
foursome, quartette, quartet - four people considered as a unit; "he joined a barbershop quartet"; "the foursome teed off before 9 a.m."
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On Thursday, the first of this quadrumvirate -- the only one to be performed in Worcester -- performed by conductor Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic, delivered a spry, stirring interpretation of this much-loved score at Mechanics Hall.
Arguably the most cohesive album Jackson has ever made, Control birthed a collaborative relationship with Jam and Lewis that would see her through her golden quadrumvirate of releases, janet.
Gonzalez-Foerster's short film is presented by a quadrumvirate of galleries (303 Gallery, New York; Esther Schipper, Berlin; Corvi Mora, London; Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo), and is a prequel to both Luis Bunuel's Belle de Jour (1967) and Manoel de Oliveira's 2006 follow-up Belle Toujours.