adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin tripartitus, from tri- + partitus divided — more at partite Date: 15th century 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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  • Tripartite — means composed of or split into three parts, or refers to three parties. Specifically, it may also refer to any of the following:* 3 (number) * Tripartite (theology) body, soul and spirit * Tripartite monotheism, the technical term for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Tripartite — Trip ar*tite, a. [L. tripartitus; tri (see {Tri }) + partitus, p. p. of partiri to part, to divide. See {Part}, v. i.] 1. Divided into three parts; triparted; as, a tripartite leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Having three corresponding parts or copies; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tripartite — adj. Composed of or having three parts; divided into three parts or elements. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • tripartite — early 15c., divided in three, from L. tripartitus divided into three parts, from tri three + partitus, pp. of partiri to divide (see PART (Cf. part) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tripartite — ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of three parts. 2) shared by or involving three parties …   English terms dictionary

  • tripartite — [trī pär′tīt] adj. [ME < L tripartitus < tri , three + partitus,PARTITE] 1. divided into three parts; threefold 2. having three corresponding parts or copies 3. made or existing between three parties, as an agreement …   English World dictionary

  • tripartite — triparti, ie [ triparti ] ou tripartite [ tripartit ] adj. • 1527, 1690; trisparti 1460; lat. tripartitus; cf. tri et2. parti (II) 1 ♦ Didact. Divisé en trois parties. Hist. Chambre tripartie : chambre du Parlement (2/3 de catholiques, 1/3 de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tripartite — Die Tripartite ist in Luxemburg eine wirtschafts und sozialpolitische Institution, die grundlegend ist für das sog. „Luxemburger Modell“. Die Tripartite ist ein konjunkturpolitischer Ausschuss, an dem Patronat ( Arbeitgeber ), Gewerkschaften… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tripartite — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Tripartite peut faire référence à : Classe Tripartite, une classe de chasseurs de mines destinée aux marines militaires belge, française et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tripartite — /truy pahr tuyt/, adj. 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. 3. Bot. divided… …   Universalium

  • tripartite — tri|par|tite [traıˈpa:taıt US ˈpa:r ] adj [only before noun] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: tripartitus, from tri + partitus divided ] involving three parts, groups etc tripartite agreement/talks etc ▪ a tripartite agreement between… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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