The definition of a partisan is a person who strongly supports a particular person, party or cause, especially in politics.(noun)
An example of a partisan is a strong Republican supporter.
A partisan is defined as someone or something that shows support or favoritism towards a particular cause, person or party.(adjective)
An example of partisan is a left-wing newspaper which supports the democrats.
See partisan in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr < It partigiano < parte < L pars, part
Origin: MFr partisane < It partigiana, fem. of partigiano (see partisan): sense infl. by pertugiare, to pierce
See partisan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Old Italian dialectal partisano
Origin: , variant of Old Italian partigiano
Origin: , from parte, part
Origin: , from Latin pars, part-; see part.
Origin: French partizane
Origin: , from Italian dialectal *(arma) partisana, partisan (weapon)
Origin: , feminine sing. of partisano, supporter; see partisan1.
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