- having two parts
- having two corresponding parts, one each for the two parties to a contract
- with two involved: a bipartite alliance
- Bot. divided in two nearly to the base, as some leaves
Origin of bipartiteClassical Latin bipartitus, past participle of bipartire from bi-, bi- + partire, to part
- Having or consisting of two parts.
- a. Having two corresponding parts, one for each party: a bipartite contract.b. Having two participants; joint: a bipartite agreement.
- Botany Divided into two portions almost to the base, as certain leaves.
Origin of bipartiteLatin bipartītus past participle of bipartīre to divide into two parts bi- two ; see bi- 1. partīre to part ( from pars part- a share ; see perə-2 in Indo-European roots.)
From Latin bipartītus (“bisected”), perfect passive participle of bipartiō (“I divide into two parts, bisect”).