Definition of partisan

  1. partisan Noun An adherent to a party or faction.
  2. partisan Noun A fervent, sometimes militant, supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.
  3. partisan Noun The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.
  4. partisan Noun Any member of such troops.
  5. partisan Adjective Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by "partisan" zeal.
  6. partisan Adjective Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause: partisan politics.
  7. partisan Adjective Serving as commander or member of a body of detached light troops: as, a partisan officer or corps.
  8. partisan Noun A spear with a triangular, double-edged blade.
  9. partisan Noun A soldier armed with such a weapon.
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