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1[usually in combination] Divided into parts:‘multipartite’
- ‘The music and demonstration shall be accompanied by visitors from Birches and Sterling who are looking forward to the hospitality and festivities provided under this ‘The partite cooperation’.’
- 1.1Botany Zoology (especially of a leaf or an insect's wing) divided to or nearly to the base.
Late 16th century: from Latin partitus divided up, past participle of partiri.
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