tri·​par·​tite | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈpär-ˌtīt How to pronounce tripartite (audio) \

Definition of tripartite

1 : divided into or composed of three parts
2 : having three corresponding parts or copies
3 : made between or involving three parties a tripartite treaty

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Examples of tripartite in a Sentence

negotiated a tripartite agreement with its trading partner, with the first and second parts coming into effect immediately and the last part five years later
Recent Examples on the Web Prosecutors should be accountable within the executive branch, not left to languish outside the tripartite system of government. WSJ, 13 Sep. 2022 Also, there’s an optional extra for tripartite or three-way coaching, where the coach plays the role of the facilitator. Michael B. Arthur, Forbes, 14 Aug. 2022 Started by New York’s Whitney Museum in 1968, the Independent Study Program (ISP) is a tripartite institution with tracks in critical studies, curatorial work and studio practice. New York Times, 6 July 2022 Blake’s character is joined by Aye (the bass Richard Bernstein) and General Horemhab (the baritone Will Liverman) to form a tripartite resistance to Akhnaten’s rule, inciting the revolt that ends it and restores the old religious order. New York Times, 20 May 2022 In 1963 the Russian astronomer Nikolai Kardashev extended these ideas by developing a tripartite classification system for a civilization’s energy use. Lee Billings, Scientific American, 17 Apr. 2015 Hendifar’s apartment was designed by the British minimalist architect John Pawson and has a tripartite configuration, divided by two floating panels. Camille Okhio, ELLE Decor, 20 Apr. 2022 There are extensive digressions on the tripartite nature of God, the merits of Latin prose, and the ecology of the Dniester River. Jake Bittle, The New Republic, 2 Mar. 2022 Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, is threatening to withdraw the Serb-majority half of the country from statewide institutions. Timothy William Waters, The Conversation, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tripartite

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tripartite

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin tripartitus, from tri- + partitus divided — more at partite

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18 Sep 2022

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“Tripartite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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