Definition of tripartite in English:

tripartite

adjective

  • 1Shared by or involving three parties.

    ‘a tripartite coalition government’
    • ‘In my view that must depend upon the arrangements reached between the parties in this tripartite scheme and the commercial realities of the situation.’
    • ‘With the delay of the two ministerial decrees, a tripartite forum comprising employers, trade unions and government representatives will deliberate the issue next month.’
    • ‘The council of the tripartite ruling coalition decided that the pullout should happen according to schedule.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After the widely hailed tripartite elections of September 28, the country now needs to move forward.’
    • ‘However, serious disagreements among the parties soon developed, and the tripartite federation failed to materialize.’
    • ‘Agriculture has taken a centre stage in this year's tripartite elections with the Government already intensifying the delivery of inputs into the hinterland.’
    • ‘Frequently these tribunals were tripartite, one member appointed by each party to the dispute and the third pursuant to a stated procedure.’
    • ‘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 gentlemen certainly developed our tripartite system of government, but it was hardly an easy task or a harmonious process.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Legislative changes should be the outcome of tripartite recognition and debate rather than the imposition of one parties views on the other.’
    1. 1.1Consisting of three parts.
      ‘a tripartite classification’
      • ‘There were three introductions before his speech, three questions from the audience after his speech, and the speech itself was tripartite to a fault.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The liability of each party will be negotiated upfront and incorporated in the tripartite agreement.’
      • ‘Last on the list was the tripartite classification of the productive factors.’
      • ‘Hemichordates are distinguished by a tripartite division of the body.’
      • ‘The Roman triumphal arch was one of the main sources of Neo classical expression with it tripartite division of four equal columns unequally spaced.’
      • ‘She also examines three of the four border regions of Indian culture where this tripartite classification does not prevail: Kashmir, Kerala and Bengal.’
      • ‘Ordinary Lao are likely to use the tripartite classification or even derogatory terms for those designated Lao Theung and Meo.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin tripartitus, from tri- three + partitus divided (past participle of partiri).

Pronunciation:

tripartite

/trīˈpärˌtīt/