Bipartite Definition

Having two corresponding parts, one for each party.
A bipartite contract.
American Heritage
Having two corresponding parts, one each for the two parties to a contract.
Webster's New World
Having two participants; joint.
A bipartite agreement.
American Heritage
With two involved.
A bipartite alliance.
Webster's New World
Divided in two nearly to the base, as some leaves.
Webster's New World

Origin of Bipartite

  • Latin bipartītus past participle of bipartīre to divide into two parts bi- two bi–1 partīre to part (from pars part- a share perə-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin bipartītus (“bisected”), perfect passive participle of bipartiō (“I divide into two parts, bisect”).

    From Wiktionary

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