Meaning of quadripartite in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkwɒdrɪˈpɑːtʌɪt/


  • 1Consisting of four parts.

    ‘a simple quadripartite vault’
    • ‘The lower level of this structure consists of a triple-bay porch, with quadripartite groin vaults springing from a series of broad, round arches.’
    • ‘They were oases, an escape from the weather: walled, shaded, quadripartite, which is to say divided into four and, above all, watery.’
    • ‘One side effect of the New Order was the ending of a quadripartite agreement between East African Airways, BOAC, Central African Airways and South Africa Airways.’
    • ‘Lastly, the so-called quadripartite agreement secured the status of West Berlin.’
    • ‘The accord is referred to as the quadripartite agreement, because it was signed by Brazil, Argentina, the IAEA, and the ABACC.’
    • ‘In 1948, however, the Soviets refused to participate any longer in the quadripartite administration of Germany.’
    • ‘Knowledge of the reasoning behind the exhibition, however, sheds light on far more than its title and quadripartite structure.’
    • ‘The program publishes quadripartite standardization agreements and other guides to enhance coalition operations.’
    • ‘Individual Maya buildings and shrines often had quadripartite floor plans.’
    1. 1.1Shared by or involving four parties.
      • ‘a quadripartite conference’


Late Middle English from Latin quadripartitus, from quadri- ‘four’ + partitus ‘divided’.