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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 Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Friday reached a deadlock in tripartite talks about the dam, Sudanese Irrigation Minister Yasser Abas said. Samuel Gebre,, "Ethiopia Seeks U.S. Clarification on Reports of Planned Aid Cut," 31 Aug. 2020 That then creates a tripartite system of political ideas and choices: The worship of pure reason binds liberals to Marxists, and contempt for tradition separates liberals from conservatives. John O'sullivan, National Review, "Conventions in a Time of Revolution," 27 Aug. 2020 The comments came even though both states have expressed a willingness to return to tripartite talks with Sudan, over the dam. Zecharias Zelalem, Quartz Africa, "Ethiopia and Egypt are pushing each other to the brink in a battle for control on the river Nile," 30 May 2020 Each allegedly offers its own flavor experience, while the middle chalupa represents a co-mingling of the two (seriously, there are actually tripartite for eating it on the company’s website). Emily Heil, Washington Post, "With Taco Bell’s Triplelupa and a four-patty Big Mac, now we can eat our feelings," 13 Mar. 2020 The result was a compromise, a tripartite state consisting of a legislature, an executive and a judiciary. Martin London, Time, "John Roberts Has More Power Than Mitch McConnell Would Like You to Think. But Will He Use It?," 20 Jan. 2020 That has angered Ethiopia, which wants to resolve the dispute through the tripartite talks. Washington Post, "Egypt’s options dwindle as Nile talks break down," 22 Oct. 2019 This tripartite demographic revolution proved disastrous for the Republican party. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "What Happened to California Republicans?," 14 Nov. 2019 Soon leaving the urban world behind, this trio heads out for a vacation in a remote cabin in the Dolomites near a mountain with a tripartite configuration that is Aaron’s favorite spot in the world. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Three Peaks’ is not a peak experience," 2 Aug. 2019

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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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“Tripartite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tripartite

formal : involving three people, groups, or parts

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