[ trahy-pahr-tahyt ]
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  1. divided into or consisting of three parts: the tripartite occupation of West Germany.

  2. involving, participated in, or made by three parties: a tripartite treaty signed by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

  1. Botany. divided into three parts.

Origin of tripartite

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin tripartītus divided into three parts, equivalent to tri-tri- + partītus, past participle of partīre to divide. See part, -ite2

Words Nearby tripartite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use tripartite in a sentence

  • Lastly, the tripartite division of the nature of the soul here first indicated is a permanent contribution to philosophy.

    Authors of Greece | T. W. Lumb

British Dictionary definitions for tripartite


/ (traɪˈpɑːtaɪt) /

  1. divided into or composed of three parts

  2. involving three participants

  1. (esp of leaves) consisting of three parts formed by divisions extending almost to the base

Derived forms of tripartite

  • tripartitely, adverb

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