quadripartite
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin quadripartitus, from quadri- + partitus, past participle of partire to divide, from part-, pars part Date: 15th century 1. consisting of or divided into four parts 2. shared or participated in by four parties or persons <
a quadripartite agreement
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  • quadripartite — [ k(w)adripartit ] adj. • 1576; 1475 fém.; lat. quadripartitus 1 ♦ Didact. En quatre parties. 2 ♦ (XIXe) Bot. Divisé en quatre parties par des découpures profondes. 3 ♦ Qui comprend des représentants de quatre partis, de quatre pays, etc.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Quadripartite — Quad*rip ar*tite, a. [L. quadripartitus, p. p. of quadripartire to divide into four parts; quattuor four + partire to divide: cf. F. quadripartite.] Divided into four parts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quadripartite — [kwä΄dri pär′tīt΄] adj. [ME < L quadripartitus, pp. of quadripartire, to divide into four parts: see QUADRI & PART2] 1. made up of or divided into four parts 2. shared in or formulated by four persons, nations, etc. [a quadripartite pact] …   English World dictionary

  • QUADRIPARTITE — adj. des deux genres Qui est divisé en quatre parties. Une voûte d’ogives quadripartite …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • quadripartite — quadripartitely, adv. /kwod reuh pahr tuyt/, adj. 1. divided into or consisting of four parts. 2. involving four participants: a quadripartite treaty. [1400 50; late ME < L quadripartitus. See QUADRI , PARTITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • quadripartite — quadriparti, ie ou quadripartite (koua dri par ti, tie ou koua dri par ti t ) adj. Terme de botanique. Qui est divisé en quatre parties. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Quadri.., préfixe, et lat. partitus, partagé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Quadripartite — of a vault, each bay is divided into four sections by the vaulting ribs ♦ Consisting of four parts. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 414) Related terms: Vault, Quadripartite …   Medieval glossary

  • quadripartite — /kwɒdrəˈpataɪt/ (say kwodruh pahtuyt) adjective 1. divided into or consisting of four parts. 2. involving four participants: a quadripartite treaty. {Latin quadripartītus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • quadripartite — adj. [L. quadrus, fourfold; partitus, divided] In 4 parts …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • quadripartite — adjective a) Divided into four parts. b) Involving four parties or participants; four party. See Also: quadripartition …   Wiktionary

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