Definition of tripartite in English:



  • 1Shared by or involving three parties.

    ‘a tripartite coalition government’
    • ‘However, serious disagreements among the parties soon developed, and the tripartite federation failed to materialize.’
    • ‘A successful education system is one that is based on a tripartite alliance - teachers, parents and scholars - all working together to make education a success.’
    • ‘With the delay of the two ministerial decrees, a tripartite forum comprising employers, trade unions and government representatives will deliberate the issue next month.’
    • ‘It appears that people think aspiring candidates who top the list of the three selected for further scrutiny are automatic candidates in the forthcoming tripartite elections.’
    • ‘The tripartite agreement between Carmarthenshire County Council, the National Assembly and the Millennium Commission will now be presented to the attraction's board of trustees.’
    • ‘In this year's tripartite elections, we as nation must ensure that people and issues that affect their livelihood should be at the centre of the campaigns.’
    • ‘In my view that must depend upon the arrangements reached between the parties in this tripartite scheme and the commercial realities of the situation.’
    • ‘The two parties are part of the tripartite coalition Cabinet, together with the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, but failed to come up with a joint candidate for the first round of the elections.’
    • ‘After the widely hailed tripartite elections of September 28, the country now needs to move forward.’
    • ‘She noted that there would be a tripartite meeting with the British Government by the end of September and hopes that the issues at hand concerning integration will be addressed.’
    • ‘It also reminds us that, no matter how we attempt to preserve it, faith is essentially invisible and this multi-layered meaning is carried through in the principal element of this tripartite work.’
    • ‘These can be made available for tripartite joint ventures on the lines described, with smallholders organised around larger corporate or cooperative mother units.’
    • ‘The king made the statement just two days before tripartite talks by the parties.’
    • ‘Agriculture has taken a centre stage in this year's tripartite elections with the Government already intensifying the delivery of inputs into the hinterland.’
    • ‘These gentlemen certainly developed our tripartite system of government, but it was hardly an easy task or a harmonious process.’
    • ‘The tripartite coalition Cabinet ended its first 100 days in office facing a tide of criticism of its social and economic policies, and a series of question marks loom over the road ahead.’
    • ‘Legislative changes should be the outcome of tripartite recognition and debate rather than the imposition of one parties views on the other.’
    • ‘The council of the tripartite ruling coalition decided that the pullout should happen according to schedule.’
    • ‘Frequently these tribunals were tripartite, one member appointed by each party to the dispute and the third pursuant to a stated procedure.’
    • ‘The tripartite coalition in power got 78 seats out of 121 while needing to win only 63 seats to hold the control of the upper house.’
    1. 1.1 Consisting of three parts.
      ‘a tripartite classification’
      • ‘The liability of each party will be negotiated upfront and incorporated in the tripartite agreement.’
      • ‘There were three introductions before his speech, three questions from the audience after his speech, and the speech itself was tripartite to a fault.’
      • ‘She also examines three of the four border regions of Indian culture where this tripartite classification does not prevail: Kashmir, Kerala and Bengal.’
      • ‘Last on the list was the tripartite classification of the productive factors.’
      • ‘Within the tripartite division of the spiraling cochlea sound travels along the liquid-filled canals with much greater force and speed than when it entered the outer ear.’
      • ‘Ordinary Lao are likely to use the tripartite classification or even derogatory terms for those designated Lao Theung and Meo.’
      • ‘The Roman triumphal arch was one of the main sources of Neo classical expression with it tripartite division of four equal columns unequally spaced.’
      • ‘Hemichordates are distinguished by a tripartite division of the body.’
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Late Middle English: from Latin tripartitus, from tri- ‘three’ + partitus ‘divided’ (past participle of partiri).