[ trahy-pahr-tahyt ]
/ traɪˈpɑr taɪt /


divided into or consisting of three parts: the tripartite occupation of West Germany.
involving, participated in, or made by three parties: a tripartite treaty signed by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for tripartite

/ (traɪˈpɑːtaɪt) /


divided into or composed of three parts
involving three participants
(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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