Definition of quadripartite in English:



  • 1Consisting of four parts.

    ‘a simple quadripartite vault’
    • ‘The program publishes quadripartite standardization agreements and other guides to enhance coalition operations.’
    • ‘Individual Maya buildings and shrines often had quadripartite floor plans.’
    • ‘Lastly, the so-called quadripartite agreement secured the status of West Berlin.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In 1948, however, the Soviets refused to participate any longer in the quadripartite administration of Germany.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Knowledge of the reasoning behind the exhibition, however, sheds light on far more than its title and quadripartite structure.’
    • ‘The accord is referred to as the quadripartite agreement, because it was signed by Brazil, Argentina, the IAEA, and the ABACC.’
    1. 1.1Shared by or involving four parties.
      ‘a quadripartite conference’


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