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

Definition of tripartite for English Language Learners

  • : involving three people, groups, or parts



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