quatrumvirate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alteration of quadrumvirate or quartumvirate.

Noun[edit]

quatrumvirate (plural quatrumvirates)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of quattuorvirate: rule by four people.
    • 1910, Claude-François Méneval, Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Court of the First Empire:
      For after all Sweden can have no interest in allowing a quatrumvirate to put hands on the whole of Europe.

References[edit]

  • "†quatrumvirate, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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