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Definition of Partisan

Partisan
Partisan Par"ti*san, n. [F. pertuisane, prob. fr. It. partigiana, influenced in French by OF. pertuisier to pierce. It was prob. so named as the weapon of some partisans, or party men. Cf. Partisan one of a corps of light troops.] A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff. And make him with our pikes and partisans a grave. --Shak.
Partisan
Partisan Par"ti*san, n. [F., fr. It. partigiano. See Party, and cf. Partisan a truncheon.] [Written also partizan.] 1. An adherent to a party or faction; esp., one who is strongly and passionately devoted to a party or an interest. ``The violence of a partisan.' --Macaulay. Both sides had their partisans in the colony. --Jefferson. 2. (Mil.) (a) The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy. (b) Any member of such a corps.
Partisan
Partisan Par"ti*san, a. [Written also partizan.] 1. Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal. 2. (Mil.) Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps. Partisan ranger (Mil.), a member of a partisan corps.

Meaning of Partisan from wikipedia

- Partisan may refer to: Partisan (weapon), a pole weapon Partisan (military), paramilitary forces engaged behind the front line Partisan (film), a 2015...
- "The Partisan" is an anti-fascist anthem about the French Resistance in World War II. The song was composed in 1943 by Russian-born Anna Marly (1917–2006)...
- The Yugoslav Partisans, or the National Liberation Army, officially the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia, was the Communist-led...
- toward, a political party. While an Oxford English Dictionary definition of partisan includes adherents of a party, cause, person, etc., in most cases, nonpartisan...
- A partisan is a committed member of a political party or army. In multi-party systems, the term is used for persons who strongly support their party's...
- A partisan (also partizan) is a type of polearm that was used in Europe in the 16th, 17th, and 18th century. It consisted of a spearhead mounted on a long...
- The Cook Partisan Voting Index (abbreviated CPVI or PVI) is a measurement of how strongly a United States congressional district or state leans toward...
- A partisan is a member of an irregular military force formed to oppose control of an area by a foreign power or by an army of occupation by some kind of...
- Fascist Italian government began even prior to World War II). Known as partisans (Italian: partigiani), the brutal conflict they took part in is referred...
- The Soviet partisans were members of resistance movements that fought a guerrilla war against the Axis forces during World War II in the Soviet Union...
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