1. divided into or consisting of two parts.
  2. Law. being in two corresponding parts: a bipartite contract.
  3. shared by two; joint: a bipartite pact; bipartite rule.
  4. Botany. divided into two parts nearly to the base, as a leaf.


  1. consisting of or having two parts
  2. affecting or made by two parties; bilaterala bipartite agreement
  3. botany (esp of some leaves) divided into two parts almost to the base

1570s, from Latin bipartitus “divided,” past participle of bipartire “to divide into two parts,” from bi- (see bi-) + partitus, past participle of partiri “to divide” (see part (v.)).


  1. Consisting of two parts or divisions.

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