multilateral

[muhl-ti-lat-er-uh l] /ˌmʌl tɪˈlæt ər əl/
adjective
1.
having several or many sides; many-sided.
2.
participated in by more than two nations, parties, etc.; multipartite:
"multilateral agreements on disarmament."
Origin
1690–1700; multi- + lateral
Related forms
multilateralism, noun
multilateralist, adjective, noun
multilaterally, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for multilateralist
multilateral (ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəl, -ˈlætrəl)
 
adj
1.  of or involving more than two nations or parties: a multilateral pact
2.  having many sides
 
multi'laterally
 
adv

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Word Origin and History for multilateralist
multilateral
1690s, "having many sides," from multi- + L. latus (gen. lateris) "side" (see oblate (n.)). Meaning "pertaining to three or more countries" is from 1802. Multilateralism is first recorded 1928.
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