tripartite

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adjective tri·par·tite \(ˌ)trī-ˈpär-ˌtīt\

Definition of tripartite

  1. 1 :  divided into or composed of three parts

  2. 2 :  having three corresponding parts or copies

  3. 3 :  made between or involving three parties <a tripartite treaty>

Examples of tripartite in a sentence

  1. <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>

Origin and Etymology of tripartite

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


First Known Use: 15th century


TRIPARTITE Defined for English Language Learners

tripartite

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adjective tri·par·tite \(ˌ)trī-ˈpär-ˌtīt\

Definition of tripartite for English Language Learners

  • : involving three people, groups, or parts



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