Definition of "quadrumvirate" []

  • A group of four people joined in authority or office, especially a government of four people: "[Chiang Kai-shek] was . . . the last survivor of the World War II quadrumvirate that included Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin” ( Newsweek). (noun)
  • A group of four leaders (noun)

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Use "quadrumvirate" in a sentence
  • "When the revolutionary quadrumvirate split into two factions -- Villa -"
  • "Mr. Gilgan, so Cowperwood knew, was only one of a new quadrumvirate setting out to rule the city, but he pretended to believe that he was the last word — an all power and authority — after the fashion of McKenty."
  • "Naturally, the minor speculators throughout the city — those who had expected to make a fortune out of this crash — raged and complained, but, being faced by an adamantine exchange directorate, a subservient press, and the alliance between the big bankers and the heavy quadrumvirate, there was nothing to be done."
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