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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: tripartitus, from tri- + partitus 'divided'

tripartite

adjective
     
tri‧par‧tite [only before noun] formal
PG involving three parts, groups etc
tripartite agreement/talks etc
a tripartite agreement between France, Britain, and Germany
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