AskDefine | Define tripartite

Dictionary Definition

tripartite adj : involving three parties or elements; "the triangular mother-father-child relationship"; "a trilateral agreement"; "a tripartite treaty"; "a tripartite division"; "a three-way playoff" [syn: triangular, trilateral, three-party, three-way]

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English

Etymology

From tripartitus.

Adjective

  1. In three parts.
  2. Done by three parties (as an agreement).

Translations

Italian

Adjective

tripartite
  1. Feminine plural form of tripartito

Extensive Definition

Tripartite means composed of or split into three parts, or refers to three parties. Specifically, it may also refer to any of the following:
Political:
May refer to:
  • The tripartite periodization of history into ancient, middle ages and modern. See Middle Age for more information.

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