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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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The Woke-Us Dei quadrumvirate were there for the photo op at Gay Pride, decked out in rainbow gear, waving the flag, marching behind the banner.
As depicted in the second part, the quadrumvirate of Johnson, Wesley, Paley, and Butler contributed significantly to the Victorian ethos, but in distinctively different ways and to diverse clientele.
General Michael Flynn's book was an underground hit in Farsi, and the quadrumvirate of Pompeo, Mattis, McMaster, and Kelly show no signs of wanting to pursue the shameful strategic alliance that Obama forged with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
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.