tripartite

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

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of tripartite

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

tripartite Synonyms

Synonyms
threefold, treble, triadic, triple, triplex
Related Words
triplicate

TRIPARTITE Defined for English Language Learners

tripartite

adjective

Definition of tripartite for English Language Learners

  • : involving three people, groups, or parts



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