A group of four powerful or notable people.
- The quadrumvirate of men who provide blurbs for Kirby's fifth collection, read like a who's who of the book's poetic influences.
- He has two quadrumvirates on which he depends: Robinson, Dickinson, Frost and Millay in poetry, and, less rhythmically, Faulkner, Hemingway, Cather and Lawrence among the prose writers.
- He was one of a quadrumvirate of Norwegians who developed much of the basis for modern econometrics.
Mid 18th century: from Latin quadru- 'four' + triumvirate.
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